Writer Nathan Chroman Dies at 83. Lawyer and wine columnist was an influential voice for the nascent California wine industry.
Nathan Chroman, a Beverly Hills attorney and wine aficionado who wrote an influential weekly column for the Los Angeles Times from 1971 to 1987, died March 16. Chroman, who contracted polio when he was 18, passed away at his home in the suburb of Westwood of post-polio syndrome, his family said. He was 83.
As a freelance wine writer, Chroman chronicled California wine at a time when it grew to national and then international prominence. He shared the wine beat at the Times with Robert Lawrence Balzer, who died last year. The two men gave the Times powerful voices for wine.
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