Disposition, acquisitions, dentists and alc levels — sipped & spit

SIPPED: running the numbers
With all the discussion about alcohol levels in wine, I’m pleased that the results of an extensive story I did for Wine & Spirits magazine is now online. (See our summary discussion.) In the story, we analyzed 84 randomly selected wines for alcohol levels and had some surprising findings.

english wine SIPPED: Stiff upper lip
Foreign diplomats can brace themselves for a general downgrading of wine at British official functions. The Foreign Office has decided to dump the claret in the 39,500-bottle cellar and fund future wine purchases from it. The cellar is valued at about £800,000 ($1.3 million). But the most important question: will James Bond’s budget also be slashed from Angelus? [Guardian]

SIPPED: expense accounts
Sign o’ the times: the British may be selling but the Chinese are buying. Even if they’re not supposed to. Case(s) in point: officials at the state oil company, SINOPEC, splashed out $245,000 for bottle of Lafite and old Moutai. [WSJ]

SIPPED: judgment day?
Apparently the world is ending on May 21! Champagne and caviar tonight?

Drill, baby, drill! “Dentist Serves Beer and Wine to Anxious Patients” [NBC]

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One Response to “Disposition, acquisitions, dentists and alc levels — sipped & spit”


  1. Oh heck, the world is ending on May 21!?! YES!! Break out the Champagne NOW!!! We have way too many cellars to get through in a couple of days!


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