Wednesday, December 27, 2006

All About Value

I think this wine list from the Georgia Straight looks pretty promising: Ten bucks says you can afford a good bottle. Now, don't get me wrong -- I like a good (usually meaning more expensive) bottle of wine as much as the next guy, but unfortunately I'm too cheap to buy the pricier bottles, so my ongoing quest is one of finding good value wine. Anyway, looks like lots of interesting 10-buckers in the list.

4 comments:

Develo said...

I'm not sure about the original source, but my dad commented over lunch today that he had heard of a major global wine overproduction for 2006. This should equal cheaper prices on the good stuff. Of course, this means little to me, who wouldn't know the difference between a $100 French wine and a bottle of thunderbird in a taste test.

Jeremy said...

Yeah, we've been hearing similar things about overproduction lately, too, but it seems like the wine industry here is booming right now and we've seen no indication of falling prices.

A case in point -- our neighbours just ripped out 10 acres of apple trees (and a few apricots and plums) and are replanting the entire thing in Pinot Gris vines. You'd think some diversity would be a good thing...but I guess we'll see.

Seriously, I think you could tell the difference and know which one you liked better in that taste test...

Develo said...

Yeah...I guess you're right. I always did have a weak spot for nice bottle of thunderbird.

Jeremy said...

Oh, c'mon. As if you haven't become a total connoisseur with all those trips to Australia's wine country.