"It's strawberry flavored booze water! What's not to love?"

Read it and weep, wine snobs. These testimonials alone are proof enough that BF beats France, Napa and Chile combined (but not Arkansas or Ohio which are renowned for their wines, mostly in the towns where they are made).


Here’s an old pic of Paul, sans wig, and a friend enjoying a bottle. Note that the “short hair wig” masterfully covered the beard, too. Those Germans are so clever!

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The 70’s article.


They were not “54 experts.” They were undergraduate students. Here’s the actual study: http://www.daysyn.com/Morrot.pdf

BryanMcCaw 4 days ago

John Szabo, Master Sommelier has written a thorough and detailed rebuttal to every example in this article and others like it.


There are dozens of examples of wine professionals nailing blind tastings. Here’s the finale of season three of a Canadian video series of "So You Think You Know Wine?"


Gordon said: There are dozens of examples of wine professionals nailing blind tastings.

Nonsense! The guys in the video didn't take one objective measurement. :))
Pretty cool, I might add, and I'm impressed that they were able to identify the wine without even knowing it's index of refraction at STP. ;)
I'm picturing the Boone's Farm tasting... "Apple. A hint of high fructose corn syrup, ending with a note of ammonia that they cleaned the bottler with. Probably North America. Cleveland, no, Detroit. Definitely Detroit... but warehoused in Cleveland. I'd say March on a Monday because of the scum layer clinging to the Solo cup resulting from poor cleaning after the weekend shut-down. $5.85. $4.85 with coupon."

@wglenn =))

Please forgive Gordon. He probably drinks " Cochon Mignon" available in gallon jugs. On a positive note, Quebec winters are pretty harsh and the stuff is used by snowmobilers to increase the octane rating. As been known as an alternative to WD-40.



Actually I make my own when I have time.

The odd year [mostly by luck] turns out surprisingly good and great value @ about $3 per bottle plus my time.

Buying the grapes is fun as it involves the better part of a day to sit with the “old Italian boys” to get the best grapes.

They also share more tricks of the trade after a few shots of grappa and I listen to their tall stories of “back home”.

I doubt I would ever be able to identify like the experts but certainly a new wine vs older wine, Italy or Spain, Portugal vs South America I can take a good guess at and have at blind tastings.

At the end of the day, for me, it comes down to I like it or I don’t and my criteria is usually "would I buy a case of this or not? so other than having fun I tend not to complicate it too much.

Price does not deter nor impress me as there are tons of very nice $10-15 wines out there to enjoy.

Don’t forget that 90% of the Western European vines came from USA so “in theory” there should be similarities in their wines taste.

By the way, 2010 in Europe is expected to be an extremely precious vintage. Excellent taste and “tanin” enough for storage over longer period.

Last year I was in Southern and Western France and just at the “futures trading” time for the vintage.

But for the brakes put on by the vintners, the entire crops would be sold to the Arab world. Next in line are the Chinese who’s drinking habits have soared in recent years.

They can afford it as they have almost ALL of our money which we have given to them in exchange for cheap Walmart products and fuel for our cars.

No wonder some of us are still drinking B.F. as it is all we can afford with the money THEY LEND US.

Chinese wine, incidentally, is improving every year. Look for it soon at a Walmart near you.