A friend of mine made a trip recently to a wine store in her neighborhood. Knowing a thing or two about wine but being short on time, she deferred her selection to the seemingly helpful lady present behind the counter. Her needs: two bottles for dinner; one red, perhaps an Argentinean malbec and one white, preferably an unoaked chardonnay. The advice she received: check the price tags. Anything over $17 should be unoaked.
I can’t make this stuff up, folks. Of all the bad advice I have experienced in my time of wine, this takes the cake. I wonder what her criteria for selecting a pet is? Anything over $25 should get you a pony?