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• 6 Bottles of Wine at $7,170 Validates Bet on Fine Vintners

6 Bottles of Wine at $7,170 Validates Bet on Fine Vintners

On a warm October afternoon, a steel- framed concrete warehouse north of San Francisco is inundated with grapes. Forklifts bearing fruit from the nearby Russian River Valley deliver their loads to a slow-moving conveyor belt. Flanking both sides, winemaking interns pick out stems and sunburned grapes as they groove to hip-hop music thumping from loudspeakers. […]