I got some good advice on wine values and the economy from an old friend recently. The old guy is elderly but still very young at heart. He has seen times like this come and go, both in life and wine, and he knows the same old storyline about wine prices that only go in one direction no matter which way the economy is heading.
For the past 40 years, we've been able to say that never before in history have American wine lovers had better wines and better choices than we do today. And that thought is worth remembering for any number of reasons.
One might be tempted to describe the current state of affairs in winedom as an embarrassment of riches, even if the economy has placed limits on what we can afford.
Today it’s rainy, wet and chilly in Northern California, yet the sun is struggling to peek through the gray clouds. The rain is much needed and welcomed after a long, dry year and strange harvest and so is the sage advice of the elder who reminds us with his perspective. Even in tough times there are good wines and good wines lead to good times.
Larry Schaffer — Central Coast — November 3, 2008 11:43am ET
Mark Owens — Cincinnati, Oh. — November 3, 2008 12:48pm ET
Loren Lingerfelter — Danville, CA — November 3, 2008 2:25pm ET
Jonathon Wagner — San Francisco, CA — November 3, 2008 3:10pm ET
Dennis D Bishop — Shelby Twp., MI, USA — November 4, 2008 11:26am ET
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