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Why no quality wines at deps?

wokhei | | Nov 17, 2009 04:14 PM

This question has confounded me for the past number of years. If deps are permitted to sell wine, why is it of only a certain *ahem* "caliber"? IE you will never, ever see more of a varietal indication than "red". I really can't understand how the distinction is laid out, or if there isn't one, why any enterprising dep doesn't carry a few bottles of something more quaffable than the standard plonk? Apologies if this has been answered before; I searched to no result.

On the same note, anyone have any recommendations on choosing the best of the worst, when one's at their last wine-purchasing resort? I'd love to see an enterprising, steel-gutted blogger systematically review all the dep wines out there and see if there wasn't something drinkable hiding amongst the antifreeze. I think it would be pretty hilarious.

Who's up for the challenge?

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