Going 10 Rounds With Sommelier Joe Robitaille

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What do you like to drink after a shift? “A Reissdorf Kölsch-style beer. After thinking deeply about wine all day, I just want something cold and crisp.”

What is the all-time best dive bar jukebox song? “Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight.””

Name the first good wine you ever drank and where you had it. “Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere Pessac-Leognan 2000, which I drank in San Francisco at this little pizza place on Divisadero when I was a graduate student. I had good wine before that, but that wine was the one that lit me on fire and gave me the wine bug.”

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