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At the Taste of Hope wine dinner and fundraiser for City of Hope, biz veteran Steve Bartels, SiriusXM's Alex Tear and promotion legend Richard Palmese momentarily put down the stemware to pose for this jolly (and almost perfectly framed) tableau, fully anticipating that the accompanying caption would feature some extremely oblique Gewürztraminer puns and reflexive "Hey Buddy" references. Shortly after this photo was snapped, a hearty glass of Barolo signed a JV deal after having a TikTok moment.