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recent articles…

Two articles from Mr Asimov:

And one more from the NYTimes

4 responses to “recent articles…”

  1. bmcq

    M. Asimov’s article is interesting and reasoned.
    I’m not in any real position to argue the truth or lack thereof regarding the improved consistency since I really only had my burgundy epiphany circa 1988.

    In my limited experience there are wild variations in burgundy from vintners to vintages and even bottle to bottle. Is this any different from bordeaux? Or shall we extoll the virtues of the consistency of a fine Cali box wine?

    Whether the ‘burgundy consistency’ topic should bunch your knickers to the extent that the thepoor bloggists do seems a bit flimsey.

    What is evident in that and many other pages is that when given a wheel, an axe will be ground. Yours tr00ly included, especially regarding cost of my favorites.

    Hopefully after the splitting sessions we can retire for a decent glass or two.

    A sante’!

  2. Bruce McQuistan

    I find it bizarre how stiltedly the RMP trumpet blares the virtues of Bordeaux. It may be a matter of taste or perhaps a bad taste left years ago (here I refer to the case where RMP was sued for insinuating that a significant Burgundy producer had swapped samples). In any case, it seems there’s an ax to be ground.

    As far as income matching red burg price increases, I salute your performance. Mine has lagged in lieu of choosing to change jobs in order to increase family time. Plus the $ is tanking.

    On that note, I’m called to dress a pink thing.

  3. jeff

    its all been said before and I truly believe those who can not comprehend the complexities and wonder of burgundy, were not meant to get it and maybe bordeaux is just that simple… All you have to know is amount of oak, heat and parker’s opinion and your good to go and things sell…The grapes of bordeaux require no attention unlike the grapes of burgundy ….

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