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FEATURE

Sitting down with sommeliers Femi Oyediran and Miles White, the emcee and DJ of approachable wine

Lauren Hurlock

I was seven, maybe eight, the first time I dabbled in wine. I was at Faith Temple Baptist Church and I remember anxiously scooting down the mile-long pew, racing down the aisle to the altar to get my thimble of wine to wash down those horrible sacramental wafers the pastor gave out.

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