The e-mails arrive in your inbox every hour advertising fantastic wine buys in the midst of the Great Recession. They promise outstanding wines at prices so low they seem impossible to resist: Château Pétrus 2004, slashed from a release price of $1,299 to just $439; Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Special Selection 2007, originally $150, now just $99; Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2003 at $34, down from $58. Want Cristal? Louis Roederer Brut Champagne Cristal is 30 percent off at $179.
From the Feb 28, 2010, issue
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