A non wine drinking friend (who can’t fathom anyone paying more than $5 on wine) was giving me a hard time today at work about how I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a $10 wine and a $50 wine, bla, bla, bla… we have all heard this argument before.
Everyone on this board knows that there are quality wines at various price points from each wine region in the world, the fun is finding them. What his argument got me thinking about is, what region do you think most consistently increases in quality as the price increases? Say from $10 to $50.
My vote if for Bordeaux because my experience with $50 bottles (Pontet-Canet comes to mind) blow the doors off of $10 bottles. I’m not saying Bordeaux doesn’t make outstanding wine at $10, I’m saying I consistently see an increase in quality with a higher price point like the Pontet.
Conversely, I’ve had way too many $50 Cali Cab’s that taste like the random $10 Cali Cab that came in a gift basket.