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Mar 21

Feeling incredulous

There are some really strange things going on out there.

  • Mark Anderson was charged with embezzlement and arson the other day. The man set fire to a wine warehouse and completely destroyed the hard work and library wines of a lot of winemakers. Not just library wines though. Some smaller wineries were completely wiped out of their inventory. It’s similar to setting fire to a Magritte. It’s art.
  • An Eric Asimov article discusses an "authentication tasting." Why? Because counterfeit wine is a big business, and thanks to a combination of technology and legend, it’s hard to distinguish between what is real and what is not.
  • A poor guy in Utah was told he has to change his license plate. For 10 years, the guy had MERLOT on his plate, attached to his dark red car. Then an anonymous caller turned him in. An anonymous caller! Wow! That person must have some time on their hands. Apparently, the state doesn’t allow words of intoxicants to be used on license plates. He plans to challenge the ruling and I don’t blame him one bit.

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Alternatively, Virginia has gone the other way, which is a positive thing in this not-so-positive post. Virginia has approved a special new license plate available to all residents. It features a sloping vineyard and grapes and states "Virginia: first in wine."  I wonder if you can personalize it to say MERLOT.

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One Response to “Feeling incredulous”

  1. Renata says:

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