WELCOME TO EDITION 760 of GRAPEVINE
Back in 1993, a friend called – on a land line, not mobile, phone – to ask if he should accept an offer he had received from the distributor of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.
I am not sure if the same technique is used to sell the wines but the offer was a mixed lot of 12 bottles of the 1990 vintage from the domaine.
The bait was a bottle of Romanee-Conti and then 11 others spread between La Tache, Richebourg, Romanee-Saint-Vivant, Grands Echezeaux and Echezeaux.
I informed the friend that 1990 is an outstanding vintage and he ordered the case of 12 bottles for S$2,000.
This coming Wednesday 8 Janaury 2020, in our new column SOMMELIERS, find out which restaurant in Singapore had DRC Romaine-Conti 1990 on their wine list. And how much the price was.
Wishing you A Very Good Week Ahead.