Transparency in wine journalism

by  |  15-03-2016

Overall, it feels like wine is being made more approachable with countless websites, books, and indeed, people trying to distill down what is ironically a very simple thing to make. Despite this, at the top-end there is has grown a ridiculous luxury level to wine and most likely due to the prices, it has attracted fraud and many dishonest practices. The Rudy Kurniawan saga was the most well-known to date but there have been countless others such as the collapse and now FBI investigation of the wine shop, Premier Cru in Berkeley. I’m not sure if it’s the amounts of money trading hands or the fact that wine prices are arbitrary given that a $1,000 bottle of wine doesn’t cost 100x more to produce than a $10 bottle of wine. Or that there has become a “lifestyle” around wine and skeezy segments of society find that they want to be […]
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