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May 1, 2015

Where do you start when describing a love affair that started almost 40 years ago and changed your life forever; I suppose at the beginning. The year was 1978 and I was 23 staring at the wine selection at K&L Liquors in Millbrae California which at this time was 3 by 5 feet in size and today features over 4000 wines to choose from. The previous week one of the employees and I decided that we would explore this “wine thing” and that we would buy one bottle every Friday night and taste it in the parking lot.

Wine was definitely not the rage back then and most wines were consumed in huge 4.0 liter bottles we called jug wines. Our venture into wines bottled in .750ml started with white wines like Wente Grey Riesling and Charles Krug Chenin Blanc and they were interesting but we soon moved to the King of Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon. We tasted now legendary wines like 1974 & 1975 Robe...

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