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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Another take on wine fraud

Following up a recent New Yorker story about wine fraud, Mike Steinberger casts a little more light on the subject in Slate.

The first part of the Slate piece rehashes the New Yorker story, but then it brings up some accepted practices that confuse the issue a bit, such as a château's selling wine in bulk to a bottler who may put the vintage in undocumented magnums, splits and so on. Steinberger's piece is brief, and worth a read.

(A wag of the tail to Elsa for the tip!)
M. Zane Grey, 10:46 AM