It fascinates me how papers put these stories together, Thomas. Here's the list: Reporting was contributed by Al Baker, Cara Buckley, Rebecca Cathcart, Damien Cave, Sewell Chan, Joe Drape, Kate Hammer, Tyler Kepner, Thomas J. Lueck, Jo Craven McGinty, Patrick McGeehan, William Neuman, Anthony Ramirez, William K. Rashbaum, Matthew Sweeney, Matthew Wald and Margot Williams. James Barron got the byline.
I don't recognize any wine writers in that group -- but I sure would like to have a glance at Shanken's draft obit to see how the Times identifies him there.
What's fascinating about the Google search results is that shankan appears to be more closely identified with cigars than with wine. That's particularly interesting if you look at the Google trends results of wine versus cigars, where wine is much more searched than cigars -- except in Rehoboth MA where cigar stories greatly outnumber wine stories.
The Forbes articles indicate that Shanken is prouder of the cigar mag than Wine Spectator. He bought the Spectator and developed it with the help of others over a long period of time. The cigar magazine was all his idea, started from scratch, and was a great success from day one.
I'd love to read what Robin and other media types think about how the Times came to identify him with the cigar magazine.