Archive for September 12, 2018
There is a scene in A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles that would make anyone who has ever made the decision to buy rare wine cringe. Although the book is based on facts from Russian history, the part where the wine bottles are stripped of their labels is fiction. In its effect to explain one of the theories of Communism, making all of the wines the same is an unforgettable scene. The rare wines are no longer discernible from the less expensive sparkling wines, white wines, and red wines. The main character in the novel, an expert on everything that has to do with food food and good wine, is especially distressed.
People who buy rare wine know that understanding the label, the region where the wine comes from, and the age are key to knowing if this is the kind of wine that you want to invest in. Some people, for instance, might be partial to fine white wines with a certain kind of mea