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by Fred McMillin
Most Expensive Wines
"The Most Expensive Wines Were Not Always the Best."
We all read about inexpensive wines that are better than pricier counterparts. But how often does that actually happen??
To get an answer we pitted 19 California wines costing no more than $15 against 19 costing an average of $30. When the winners were pulled from their sacks, this is what we found.
Only three of the 19 winners were the inexpensive bottles; here they are, with the best listed last.
Also, these two came very close to winning their matches.
Best of Tasting
As for the two best of the tasting, both were 2001 reds, one from Sonoma and one from Napa.
About one out of every four well-reviewed bargain wines matched or whipped pricier rivals. So get suggestions at your wine shop and don't leave for home without one!
And a Final Gourmet Grin
Sign on the door of a local bistro: "COME IN BEFORE WE BOTH STARVE."
This page created March 2006
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