…and other extremely silly quotes and grape related goodness from the SF Chronicle weekly wine edition.
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The reason why I’m writing is this comment: “In 2001, two years after going public, Ravenswood was bought by Constellation Brands for $148 million. Peterson, whose hair reached his hindquarters in the wineries early years, was the largest stockholder, making him that rare bird many students at UC Davis’ Department of Viticulture and Enology aspire to become — a winemaker-turned-multimillionaire.”
True winemakers do not aspire to make $148 million by selling out. Sure, Davis students (a.k.a. medical school dropouts) want to make that “buck” by producing sterile wine, but are these prima donna winemakers ready to accept the fact that they are not going to make millions making wine?
The ultimate goal of a Davis grad is to carry a clipboard and direct orders to the true cellar crew. Can they detect a flaw in a wine? Sure. Send it to a commercial laboratory and they’ll hook you up. Science will never beat passion or experience.
-MIKE LUCIA, Enology student, Cal State Fresno
Whoooo doggies! Doesn’t Mike Lucia, Enology student, Cal State Fresno, realize that
I find this comment especially entertaining: “True winemakers do not aspire to make $148 million by selling out.”
Reading it I’m left wondering, how does Mike Lucia, Enology student, Cal State Fresno, know for sure? Has he asked one?
After one glorious year ahead of beer in consumer preferences, wine has fallen behind once again. Statistical anomalies are being blamed.
Linda Murphy writes a feature length piece on expensive bottles of California wine. At the end is a little case study called â€œfollow that bottleâ€? that is an object lesson in why the three tier system is the devil. Enjoy.