Obviously, wine can cost a fortune, but usually is doesn’t have to. After all, a great many of us know Two Buck Chuck and find it can be tolerable at times (usually after you’ve had a $20 bottle to start). I find that there is a great deal of satisfaction in finding a $5 that’s really good though. Of course, it can be equally satisfying to drink the $100 a bottle level of wine and just enjoy it like I did the one and only time I had a bottle of Rubicon from Rubicon Winery.
I do have a bit issue in drinking expensive wine because while it tastes great and is incredibly enjoyable at the time you drink it, there is always the cost hangover from it, which is why we currently have a bottle of sweet wine sitting the fridge, waiting for the right moment to drink. I might add that this is a 200ml bottle (about 1/4 of a normal bottle) of wine. I love sweet wine, having gained a real appreciation for it in Spain last year and this is a bottle from my cousin’s neighbor at Vehovar, which is a great little winery in Slovenia. So why does it sit around? Cost and the fact we simply can’t replace it once it’s gone, that’s why.
Okay, so this bottle is 40 Euros for 200ml.
That makes it 200 Euros for 1 liter.
There is $1.51 to 1 Euro at the moment, so that makes it $302 a liter.
There are 33.8 ounces to the liter, so this is $8.93 per ounce.
This is a bit less than half the cost of silver per ounce, which, if this wine were a metal would make it a precious metal in my book. So, while it’s nowhere as expensive as gold per ounce, you can see my hesitation in drinking it as it will be the most expensive wine I’ve ever had once I do drink it.
While this gives me pause and I’ve already tasted the wine before, at some point soon the plunge will just be taken to down it because it was after all a gift and I’m just starting to be a bit Dutch at this point in not drinking it yet.
Wine is as Precious as Metals