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Your Favorite Wine – Where Does It Really Come From?

Introduction Most people buy their wines from liquor/wine stores. Some favor a certain varietal while others prefer a certain country or region. Others follow the advice of their favorite wine salesman. And when buying wine as a house present, a … Continue reading

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If You Enjoy Wine – Avoid Blind Tastings

The Early Years I started enjoying wine years back. I vaguely remember Lancer’s Sparkling Rosé, Mateus and Thunderbird. On special occasions, my parents would buy the “heavy whites” from France – the Meursaults and Montrachets. They were better. At a … Continue reading

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Wine Buyers, Sellers, and Grape Growers: What The Future Holds

Introduction This article uses what is known about the sellers, buyers, marketers and distributors of wine to project where the industry is going. Sellers Table 1 presents volume, value and price data on bottled and bulk wine[1] for the leading … Continue reading

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Wines from Piedmont: Tasting #10: The Lenox Wine Club

Introduction The first 9 blind tastings of the Lenox Wine Club lead me to the following observations: 1. As the economic literature on blind tastings has documented, there appears to be no correlation between wine prices and what people like. … Continue reading

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The Red Wine Challenge – But It’s Bota Box Again!

Introduction The Lenox Wine Club just had its 9th wine tasting dinner. It was special – a challenge dinner! As I detailed in an earlier piece, a leading restaurateur/caterer in my home town was quite skeptical of how well box … Continue reading

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The German Wine Tasting – Millman Objects

Introduction In a recent posting, I reported on the results of the German wine tasting of the Lenox Wine Club. The article was later picked up by Global Economic Intersection. Robert Millman who manages Executive Wine Seminars offered the following … Continue reading

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White Wines from Germany – The Mosels Win!

Introduction The Lenox Wine Club just had its 8th wine tasting dinner. The focus was on German whites – from the Mosel, Pfalz, and Rheingau regions. Two Mosels took the top spots. There were two other interesting results: In the … Continue reading

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Chiantis – The Box Wine Wins Again

Introduction In the six previous blind tastings of the Lenox Wine Club, a box wine has come in either first or second. Chianti was the focus of our 7th blind tasting. And once again, a 3-liter box wine got the … Continue reading

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Box Wine Bias: A Case Study

Introduction Many people look down their noses at box wines. No reason. Many box wines are quite good. For an example of box wine bias, I recently suggested to a restaurateur that he include box wines as inexpensive house wines … Continue reading

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The Judgment of Lenox – Box Wines Taste Best

Introduction In recent wine postings, I have reviewed the findings of blind wine tastings back to the 1973 “Judgment of Paris”. In Paris, Californian wines did “as well as” French wines for the first time. Since then, Robin Goldstein and … Continue reading

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