I just read a blog by Brian Clegg about
a book titled “The Billionaire’s Vinegar”. Yes, it’s about wine – very old and ancient wine.
Though not having read it, yet (it’s new on my TBR list, so it’s fairly far down), I am intrigued by the blog’s information regarding the possible fakery of such expensive sale items. Some of these bottles have apparently gone for as much as $100,000!! It would make sense that some brave entrepreneur would try to fake a few.
But what do you do with a $100,000 bottle of wine?
You drink it, silly! Lordy, introduce me to the guys who spend their money like that!
Now you and I both know that if wine is left out overnight, it tastes like vinegar. If the cork is tainted by TCA, the wine can be ruined, or ‘corked’.
Here’s my question to all you fabulously wealthy wine connoisseurs: How do you know the wine in that aged container is still wine and not vinegar? How do you know it’s not rebottled table wine? How do you know it will be worth the expense?
The only answer I can possibly accept is, “I’m a speculator.”
Ahhh, the romance of a gambler who prefers a candlelight tasting to a Vegas poker table – give me that any day. These are individuals in no need of a wash-board stomach or a tan. All they need to get my attention is to invite me for a glass!
Tense, excited, sitting in anticipating as the sommelier opens the bottle… one wonders – what will they pair with this enigma?
Originally posted 2012-02-26 16:44:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter