Spot the spoof: NC, Bastianich, The Office, auction spree, Kosher

michaeltheoffice The response was great to the last “spot the spoof.” So we bring it back! Which one of these items that appeared since the last edition is not true?

* A commentator on the Today show declared the wines of Napa “out” and those of North Carolina in. “This is what’s going to be hot this year.”

* Michael Scott on “The Office” had wine at a dinner party and described it as having “an oaky afterbirth.”

* An anonymous Chinese collector purchased 27 bottles of Domaine Romanee Conti at auction for record-breaking $5 million.

* Restaurateur Joe Bastianich picks the wines to serve Pope Benedict XVI at two dinners in NYC and has the moxie to pour four of his own wines.

* Slate.com opines “kosher wines don’t suck anymore.”

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3 Responses to “Spot the spoof: NC, Bastianich, The Office, auction spree, Kosher”


  1. The Chinese collector dropped 500,000 not 5 mil.


  2. Agreed — the Chinese collector story is the con. BTW, I know that NC wine not likely to unseat the best of Napa, but did we have to put them down? It comes across as kind of snobby…


  3. Lyle is right! The 27 bottles were purchased for $500k, not $5 mil. Still astonishing.

    Steve R – no offense meant to the great state of North Carolina! In fact, quite the opposite since this statement didn’t get much play in the wine world so I thought it should be out there… Everyone heading to Winston-Salem this year for some wine tourism? Seriously! I think it would be interesting…


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