I don't know if the wines were displayed in order of quality, or using some other method. Truthfully, it couldn't have happened to three cooler people. Isabelle at 1789 is a rock star, the whole Stoller Team is a blast to work with, and Mary and Dave Hansen are really great, down to earth people.
Even cooler, as I'm looking through the winners and reading the notes, I see a little link to Painted Hills beef. A product I designed the logo for about 100 years ago. Sort of a blast from the past, but cool to see.
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