Madrid, tragedy, Yao Ming, Masa BYOB — sipped and spit

SIPPED and SPIT: saber rattling
Jim Budd posts more revelations about Pancho Campo and Jay Miller, including emails involving a $31,000 tasting for the wines of Madrid that the regional body could not afford. On his web site, Robert Parker threatens to sue over the recent revelations. Jim Budd pushes back against such a prospect.

SIPPED: tragedy
A blogger views the events transpiring in Spain through the lens of Aristotelean tragedy. But how does it end? [koskeloonwine]

SIPPED and SPIT: Yao Ming wine
Yao Ming, former NBA player and current wine enthusiast living in Shanghai, has released a Napa cabernet that will sell for $289 a bottle in China (including duties and sales tax). Blake Gray points out that the wine is not from a specific vineyard; Cameron Hughes elaborates in the comments that he bought similar wine for $5 – $25 a gallon on the bulk market. (There are about five wine bottles to the gallon.) A higher-priced wine, Yao Family Reserve, is expected soon. [WSJ, Gray Report]

Over on Chowhound, a commenter wonders if it is okay to bring wine, specifically Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades,” to MASA where the corkage fee is $90. Over on Facebook, Lyle Fass quips that the bling bottle merits that “They should charge your ass double!!” It’s an interesting idea to have restaurants vary corkage fees depending on whether they like a diner’s wine–how much for Chateauneuf du Pape at Masa? Or Yao Ming cab?

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4 Responses to “Madrid, tragedy, Yao Ming, Masa BYOB — sipped and spit”

  1. […] nimeltä Koskelo On Wines, jonne käänsin Hades-artikkelin. Se oli ilmeisesti hyvä veto, koska Dr. Vino nosti sen äsken omaan blogiinsa. Tulen jatkossakin kirjoittamaan suomenkieliseen blogiin etenkin […]

  2. […] jonne käänsin edellä möllöttävän Hades-artikkelin. Se oli ilmeisesti hyvä temppu, koska Dr. Vino nosti postauksen omaan blogiinsa. Käykää katsomassa. Ja mitä luulet, torpedoiko englanninkieli […]

  3. Thank God for e-mails and photos.

  4. Watching Parker try to bob and weave his way around and out of this is pretty awful. His pal has become a weighty albatross but Parker is too pig-headed to realise it. Watching the reputation of the Wine Advocate go down the drain in slow motion is kind of sad but pride goeth before a fall, Mr. One Time Advocate.


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