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Wine Stories Worth Sharing – 10/12/16

October 12th, 2016

Great wine, not-so-great behavior, and what makes greatness – in anything. [level-members]

Great Wines of the Past 25 Years
Wine Searcher takes you on a hunt for the greatest wines of the past 25 years. Fools errand, of course. What’s great to me may not be so great to you … Still, it’s an interesting thing to think about. Also interesting: whether any of these wines, exorbitantly priced, could be considered bargains. They are if you look at them this way:

Wine-Searcher lists an average price for the ’61 La Chapelle of $16,714, or $167.14 a point. By those standards, the 2001 d’Yquem is a bargain for $7.49 a point while the 2000 Margaux is $11.01 a point.

Then again, I don’t often drink wine by the point …



Wine Drinkers Behaving Badly
And this is before they’re drunk! Login may be required to view this article in full on the WSJ website.


What Makes Greatness
A really interesting take on what it takes to stand out and be great, from Matt Kramer on the Wine Spectator site. In short, it’s the little things that stand out. Read the full article here.  [/level-members]