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Tastebuds on the line
Tastebuds on the line
Michael Schafer has an enviable title: Wine Counselor.

As part of his duties, Schafer samples wine from all over the world, then makes recommendations to restaurants or consumers. For a fee, of course.

His motto? "I taste bad wine so you don't have to."

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