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Insanity Defined

Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” (paraphrased). It is certainly a feasible elucidation considering Mr. Einstein’s world. I posit that as it relates to the wine world, the definition of insanity is ‘anyone that could actually believe Rudy Kurniawan

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Provenance of Fine Wine

Buying older vintages of wine is not without its risk, especially given the cost of fine wine, but it also has tremendous rewards if you’re careful. With lots of legal issues in the news lately surrounding wine, it’s always a good time to take stock of your wine buying practices to make sure you are

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California: Be Careful What You Wish For

Recently Elin McCoy at Bloomberg News reported that the Chinese have decided to embrace, in varying degrees, California wine, which may not ultimately be the best scenario for California or its finest estates. Other than their propensity to forge products and pirate intellectual property, I have not an ounce of animosity toward the Chinese, so my comments

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