Ernest Gallo, the winemaker, has passed away. He and his brother started their company, according to the BBC, in 1933, and grew it until it was the largest winemaking company in the world. According to the NY Times, the company now "sells one of every four bottles of wine that Americans drink".
I have fond memories of those ads the company did, purporting to have the Gallo brothers sitting on like the porch of their house trying to get you to buy their wine.
Wasn't that Bartles and James on the porch... and wasn't it wine coolers? LOL