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Meet Bert, the corker who saved the day

In preparation for our 100th year, we bottled wine from our 100th vintage in 100 special magnums.

But on the day we needed to cork them, the extra long corks were too much for the corking machine we had brought in especially. Lucky for us, we still had Bert. Our trusty old corker, a Bertolaso, had been in happy retirement for a number of years. But when duty called, we hauled him out of storage, got an electrician to give him a once over, and got him back on the job to save the day.

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