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IS THE WINE YOUR DRINKING REALLY WORTH WHAT YOU PAID FOR IT?
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Wine Review and, "Are more expensive wines always better"?

     Ahhh, that old adage;  "Expensive wine always tastes better."  There is some truth to this statement however.  As a sommelier and avid wine drinker I must admit that the majority of wines that are more expensive are better quality and generally taste better.  Although as you know, taste is subjective and what tastes great to you, may taste like broccoli to me (I hate broccoli).


Now, let's talk about a wine I have been tasting over the years and spending no more than $12 a bottle, sometimes even catching it at $8 a bottle at some stores "Crazy Deals".

IS THE WINE YOUR DRINKING REALLY WORTH WHAT YOU PAID FOR IT?

Ahhh, the "million dollar" question.  I taste hundreds of different wines monthy from all over the world, ranging  from $6 to $160 and some bottles more expensive than that. We all have our budgets when scouring the isles at the wine store to find the wine that pleases your palate or completes a marriage with your favorite cuisine.   But does price always dictate the quality of the juice?  Will your significant other feel special because you paid more than usual for your Saturday night vino?

American and Italian Wine: Movin' on Up!.

 
Did you know that  for the first time ever in history British wine drinkers, those notorious Francophiles, are buyingmore American Winethan theFrench!!  The implications of this are quite staggering when you think about it. What this really means is thatCaliforniawine (95% of US exports) outsold French wine in the UK for the first time in recorded history.
Commentators chalk this up to "television advertising, big brands and cheap rosé" a claim that makes me wonder as I'm not entirely sure what TV and cheap rosé have to do with it.