There a story in the NYT about the wine director from the River Cafe.
How about this for a task?
Mr. DeLissio was able to taste his way through many rare and expensive wines, 10 to 15 bottles a day, he said, for more than a month
Most telling quote
“Quite often, the most expensive, the most allocated, the most highly rated wines were just not worth it,” he said. “I’m tasting these wines I never tasted, and more often than not they are disappointing. There’s an absolute lack of elegance in wines today in most regions today. It’s just more obvious in California.”
I quite happy he is going to keep 10% of the new list below $60. Had a great bottle of an obscure bordeaux a few years back that was just fabulous for < $100. I'm planning on checking them out soon.
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