“The world is full of value wines and valuable wines, but the two couldn’t be more disparate. Unfortunately, value wines get served at events, especially weddings, when you should be serving valuable wines. So what separates the two?” — the Sybarite
The preceding quote from last month’s Wine Writing Challenge winner, The Sybarite, inspired me to hop on the keyboard and present my hypothesis on the wine value proposition. My quest for the finest of cheap wines has been particularly menacing due to my current domicile in a highly regarded Californina AVA. Bringing a cheap bottle of wine to a soirée can elevate tensions akin to the unrest of an Arab Spring. Flashing a cheap bottle at a more menacing event, like a farmer’s market, can be highly precarious as the picnic snob set are infamous for carrying a concealed corkscrew of restaurateur quality.
Although I have been ostracized, unfollowed…
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