Saville's Shout

Mar 3, 2014

Saville’s Shout: bottoms up … listen to Buffett …

Do we really need our wine to be heavy and dominated by alcohol? A New York sommelier says no and is investing in lighter wines. Plus words of wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha, and a new Sydney exhibition.

Margot Saville — <em>Crikey</em> Sydney reporter

Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter

Why I’m drinking lambrusco. A fascinating piece on the wine industry appeared in The New York Times this week, entitled “A Storm Washes Away Old Attitudes on Wine“. In it, a prominent New York sommelier described what happened when his prized cellar was flooded after Hurricane Sandy, taking the labels off the bottles and making them unsaleable. Many of these wines were so rare or expensive that the River Cafe’s Joseph DeLissio had never been able to drink them. But faced with putting them in the pasta sauce, he decided instead to taste them, and was shocked by the experience:

“Quite often, the most expensive, the most allocated, the most highly rated wines were just not worth it … I’m tasting these wines I never tasted, and more often than not they are disappointing. There’s an absolute lack of elegance in wines today in most regions today. It took (Hurricane) Sandy to make me say, ‘Man, what was I thinking?'”

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One thought on “Saville’s Shout: bottoms up … listen to Buffett …

  1. klewso

    And that’s why I’m drinking Margaritas, listening to Buffet.

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