Against vintages: who said it?

“This is good, this year is bad. If we bottle it, we consider the product good.”

Which vintage-hating vintner said this?

A. Fred Franzia, owner of Two Buck Chuck
B. Jess Jackson, Kendall-Jackson
C. Baron Elie de Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild
D. Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Chateau Margaux

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4 Responses to “Against vintages: who said it?”


  1. C.

    nothing witty to add to my answer (sorry!)


  2. JB – Incredible speed! The proverbial ink was hardly even dry on that posting, and there you were with the right answer. Give that man/woman a Lafite!

    Yes, it was Baron Elie, from today’s NYT obit. Eric Asimov writes:

    One thing that particularly disturbed Baron Elie was the desire of wine specialists to label every vintage.

    “This is good, this year is bad,” he said in 1966. “If we bottle it, we consider the product good.”


  3. I will gladly take a Lafite. Need my address???


  4. I think it’s D. That woman is very exigent.


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