Wine: Excessive acclaim
Posted: 05 May 2010 @ 00:00
THE press appears to be going overboard about the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux. “The best ever!” they scream, with full-page articles about how the wealthy Chinese are queuing up to pay £400 or more for a bottle of the first growths.
I am always rather wary of such proclamations. On the same day as The Guardian devoted a page to the Chinese thirst for fine claret, Radio 4 reported that Spanish wineries are going bankrupt because of a collapse in consumption.
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