Perhaps a Reality Check, Napa Valley?

by  |  01-12-2010

Napa Valley confounds me as to how it is able to change so radically from year to year. It’s not so much that there are new things popping up, but more that the price of the place keeps going up at an alarming pace. My last visit there was a touch over a year ago. It seemed to be the case that wine tastings generally ran about $5 minimum and up to $12 maximum with some rare $25 tastings like at Rubicon. This latest visit over the weekend showed that tasting fees have just about doubled. Finding a $5 flight seems nearly impossible and attached to that is the fact that you don’t even get to keep the glasses anymore, which wasn’t something that drove me to taste at a winery, but at least it was something. Don’t get me wrong, but I do completely agree with having some kind […]
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