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Think of it like Three Buck Chuck, but better. A group of local vintners known collectively as the shadowy-sounding Guild Winemakers has teamed up to bring bargain-brand Willamette Valley wines to Portland shelves — by purchasing excess inventory, including grapes and finished wine, from existing wineries at deep discounts. The negociant business comes with an air of ninja-like secrecy — one of the four vintners involved, known only as "Patrick X," refuses to be identified, "citing his allegiance to his employer." [FOODday]