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The concept of Portalis Wine Shop + Wine Bar comes from its co-founder, Jens Strecker. On moving to the United States from Germany in 1999, Jens decided to leave his life as an anesthesiologist and emergency doctor to pursue his love of wine. 'We wanted a European style venue,' says Strecker, 'where wines could be tasted before making the decision to purchase a bottle.' The combination of a wine shop and a wine bar was clearly the solution.