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2011 June 21
by Mike

Clogged Pipeline? Bordeaux negociants balk at prices for 2010 vintage, express frustration with pace of en primeur campaign.

Diplomatic Immunity to Reality: French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé says 2010 Bordeaux prices represent “great value.” Good thing for France he’s not finance minister.

Nice Wine, But What Do You Do With It? An interesting discussion about German Ausleses and food pairings.

Bug off, Bibendum: Another French restaurant hands back Michelin star, citing economic burden of catering to le Guide rouge.

Giant Hole in Manhattan: Legendary H & H Bagels closes Upper West Side store, apparently because rent became Too Damn High. A blow to my stomach, a bigger loss for New York.

6 Responses leave one →
  1. June 23, 2011

    “Good thing for France he’s not finance minister”

    Bon mot!

  2. Bill Klapp permalink
    June 23, 2011

    Excellent point, Jack. Wow, it appears that you are a lot smarter than everybody gives you credit for!

  3. Jack Bulkin permalink
    June 23, 2011

    Juppé follows the same script and marching orders of the puppet masters of Jeffy. All these clowns need a course in Macro economics. Cartels do not create lasting price mechanisms, but pricing schisms that eventually fail.

  4. Jeremy permalink
    June 23, 2011

    It should be noted that Alain Juppé is not only France’s foreign minister, but also mayor of Bordeaux. That may explain why he is so out of touch with what constitutes good value…

  5. Bob permalink
    June 22, 2011

    Your comment about Juppe’s comment is priceless.

  6. Jack Bulkin permalink
    June 21, 2011

    There is no harm in asking??? That also used to work when you met a woman in a bar. They like American Bordeaux buyers then became “liberated” and such selfish and hurtful comments could cause of a black eye. I bought one case of a $19.00 wine for my adventure into 2010 futures. Slightly less than the 60 cases I purchased E.P. in 2005. This “campaign” has been a joke. I hope these tannic wines go well with Coke Classic.
    The Euro is in trouble. I hope these greedy bastards feel the pain eventually, although they have stockpiled some doigh from the past decade. I wish Jeffois Leve posted here. I am certain he would come to the aid of his “puppeteers”.

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