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example in the next paragraph).
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Are and What
We are a group of wine
lovers. Most of us are connected to wine as either a grape
grower, merchant, or
While our individual wine experience varies, our
collective wine experience spans decades. Since we enjoy
each other's company and respect each other's palates, we
gather monthly to "blind" taste,
describe, and rate
half a dozen wines.
Although we are
professionals, anyone can try this at home. We
encourage you and your friends to see how much fun
tasting wine can be. Pop those corks and join
Last listed, but first in our hearts,
PfW Sponsors. (Where we
would be very happy to add you or your company...)