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January 1, 2017

When I first met Dr. Shirlin Wong 33 years ago I was 24 years old and the manager of K&L wine Merchants in San Mateo California. At that time I certainly did not have the look of someone with a deep knowledge of wine, but for my job I tasted over 150 wines per week and this led me down the path to a great passion for wine.

 Dr. Wong would stop in regularly and grill me with questions on which wines were the best, I would point them out and she would buy them to taste. The wines on the shelf in the early 1980’s were in fact the pioneers of the California wine industry that laid the foundation of what is now a 13 billion dollar industry. Iconic wines like Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve 1964, 66, 68, and 70, and the like from Heitz Cellars, Clos du Val,  Stags Leap, Beringer, Grgich Hills, Robert Mondavi and Silver Oak. I could tell she was really getting th...

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