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Since We Were Talking About Wine

Some words from WFB on buying the stuff…he’s got many more on wine (and much more) in his memoir, Miles Gone By:

Never consent to taste wines that, should it happen that they meet the Heinz-Buckley formula (which has inflated [as of 1985] to ten dollars per bottle), you can’t then go out and buy in quantity. Nothing is more frustrating than to find a good cheap wine and then discover that there are two and one half cases left of it in all of New York. I bought thirty cases of a Chateau Livran from Sokolin at under three dollars a bottle, and my guests have gasped with pleasure on tasting it.</blockquote.

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