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44 -, CAPE TTE, Friday, May 80. June 5, 2003 Good wines the or ]er of the day at Tom and Tom's Bin 66 By Karl Chalabala Ernest Hemingway said wine is the most civilized thing in the world. Given his temperament to- ward drink, that is an exquisite compliment. Those seeking a civ- ilized experience with, or guid- ance about wine will find a pleas- ant surprise at Tom and Tom's Bin 66. Located in Rehoboth Beach Plaza near Gold's Gym, this store carries wines to impress even the most jaded oen0phile. "We always enjoyed wine our- selves, Tom Bachman said. "And we wanted to do something on our own in this area." Bachman is one of the Toms, Tom Poor being the other. Their credentials as wine enthusiasts are sound. Poor previously worked at The Brass Elephant in Baltimore, a northern Italian fine dining restaurant, where he cultivated his palate. In addition to work experience, Poor and Bachman possess a private collection of more than 2,000 bot- other libations will find a fully ties of wine. Some of their collec- tion is being sold in the store. While the store is devoted to wine, the wine selection does not intimidate. There are tasting notes from the proprietors and labels explaining vintages. Price is not a disqualifi- er either. Those seeking Dom Perignon and pricey Napa Valley cabernets will find them, as will those customers seeking a simple bottle. They specialize in hard-to- find and underground wine labels as well. Hard-to-find does not necessarily mean expensive. "Our goal is to have quality wines from around the world at prices lower than other liquor stores," Bachman said. "We buy our wines in quantity and pass savings off to the customer." Pa- trons can buy cases of wine at a 10 percent discount, with a mix- and-match option. Those seeking stocked walk-in with the usual beer and spirits. Bryant Hastie Designs decorat- ed the store. Responsible for the decor of Elegant Slumming and Espuma, Bryant Hastie Designs brings that aesthetic to Bin 66. In the rear is the winetasting area. A hardwood table, orchid, wine rack with crystal glasses and a chandelier decorate the area. Wine tastings will take place, be- ginning June 7, every Saturday from 4-7 p.m. "We're going tO have wines from around the world and food provided by local chefs," Bach- man said. " We're also willing to do wine tastings as a fundraiser." In addi- tion to the winetastings, Bin 66 offers the Cellar Masters Pro- gram. "We can contact customers via email about interesting wines that Karl Chalabala photo A new wine shop in Rehoboth Beach offers a wide selection of wines as well as crystal stemware. The shop also offers wine tasting events. Shown are Tom Poor, left, and Tom Bachman in Tom and Tom's Bin 66 winetasting room. come in and they have the option to purchase them before the pub- lie," Bachman said. A small sign assures customers that their email address will not be sold or used for other purposes. Bin 66 also offers an array of quality crystal stemware from companies such as Reidel. Those wishing to find an inter- esting wine are invited to contact Bin 66 at 227-6161. The live, in- teractive broadcast is presented at Edward Jones branch offices nationwide via the firm's pri- vate video net- work. EGELN For more in- formation about the June 10 pro- gram or to reserve a seat, call Egeln at 645-7710. For those who are unable to attend at the above time, additional viewing opportu- nities are available. Edward Jones, the only major financial services firm advising individual investors exclusively, traces its roots to 1871 and cur- rently serves nearly 6 million OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 31, 2003 11:00am to l:00pm Indian Meadows H&R Block agrees to Peace of Mind reimbursement Attorney General M. Jane Brady recently announced H&R Block Services Inc. has agreed to establish a fund to reimburse clients who paid for the tax- preparation company's Peace of Mind guarantee but may not have wanted to purchase the optional service. The agreement, reached by at- torneys general of 41 states, the corporation counsel of the District of Columbia and H&R Block, concerns the company's guaran- tee to pay up to $5,000 of any ad- ditional income tax owed due to a preparer's error. "This settlement will provide restitution customers who were charged for the Peace of Mind guarantee but who do not believe they were adequately informed of their choice," said Brady, "and prevent this problem from arising in the future, as well." The attorneys general said Block added a fee of $22 for the guarantee to all consumer tax re- turn preparation invoices without first obtaining the consumer's af- firmative acceptance. Block denies it violated any consumer protection statute and maintains itdid not deprive its customers of the choice. The agreement calls on H&R Block to establish a fund of $1 million to be utilized to pay re- funds to eligible consumers who had a tax return prepared at an H&R Block office in tax season 2001. Under the terms of the settle- ment, H&R Block will seek a consumer's affirmative agreement before charging for the guarantee in the future. The company may not make a representation that it recommends purchasing the guarantee until the customer has been provided the material terms and conditions of the guarantee. H&R Block also agreed to re- imburse the states for the cost of bringing the action against the company. To be eligible, consumers must have had a tax return prepared in the 2001 tax season, been charged for the guarantee as an additional component, never utilized the guarantee and believe they were never informed that the guarantee was added for a fee to their tax preparation service, Brady said. Eligible consumers must make their application for refund by Aug. 22, 2003, either by phone to a toll free number 866-522-7083, by website, www.hrblock.com/- customer_support/pom.jsp, or the website of the Delaware Attorney General at www.state.de.us/- attgen. clients. The firm offers its clients a variety of investments, includ- ing certificates of deposit, taxable and nontaxable bonds, stocks and mutual funds. The Edward Jones interactive website is located at www.ed- ward jones.com. O Plan to visit this Price Reduced new con- struction home situated on 3/4 acre lot w/country views from the kitchen& rear porch. Home features 3BR, w/split BR floorplan, 2BA, separate DR, kitchen w/breakfast nook, fireplace in LR w/cath. ceiling, 24x24 garage, paved drive, con- crete walkway, and more, Directions: From Fit. 1, take Rt. 24 west to County Road 305 Hollyville Road, make Rt. on Hollyville Rd. to Indian Meadows on Rt. Follow OPEN HOUSE direc- tional signs to 10 Indian Meadows Circle, Indian Meadows. (302) 945 5100 Lo00N*00OE (800) 321-5914 Anthony Egeln, Edward Jones investment representative in Lewes, will host a free one-hour program at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 10, featuring "Newsweek" columnist and ABC commentator George Will. During this special presenta- tion, Will and Edward Jones ex- perts will offer their insights on the state of the nation, economy and financial markets. "Our country has been through many challenges recently," Egeln said. 'q'his program will help in- vestors to put events of this year in perspective and explore their impact on the economy and finan- cial markets." In 1977, Will received the Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper commentary. Today, his twice- weekly column appears in nearly 500 newspapers in the United States and Eu- rope. As con- tributing editor of "Newsweek" WILL magazine, Will also writes a bimonthly backpage essay. Will is also a founding panel member of ABC Television's 'qhis Week" program. After earning his Ph.D from Princeton University, Will taught political philosophy at Harvard University. He also served as Washington editor ofltae "Nation- al Review" magazine.  George Will to speak at Edward Jones interactive website seminar June 10