From the streets of Philadelphia to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Counties, Barry Singer has forged his way into creating award-winning wines.
Visits to Bordeaux wineries with their cathedral-like caves and reverence for wine, inspired Barry to want to learn more about this beautiful elixir. Heaven knows, he had consumed a lot of wine over the years, but he wanted to go beyond that: he wanted to learn more and talk authoritatively about it. So he thought he would volunteer behind a counter somewhere and pour wine on Sunday afternoons.
Finding no openings in nearby tasting rooms, Barry signed on as a cellar rat at Keller Estate Winery, where the winemaker, Michael McNeill, took him in. He began by washing macro bins and shooing yellow jackets. The assistant winemaker turned to him...
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