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June 13, 2014

In mid-May, my wife Barbara and I were in Los Angeles preparing for our 25th anniversary celebration of "A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters," the charity wine event we founded in 1990. I was speaking to an old friend and wine-tasting buddy, Lenny Ripps, at our pre-event Washington State winemakers dinner when he surprised me with a comment and suggestion for a future column.