Thursday, February 18, 2010

Seriously Folks


If Gallo buyers don't know when they buy a fake Pinot Noir, how could consumers? Says something about the American wine drinker don't you think? Shouldn't someone been able to taste or smell the difference between a vintage and a conglmeration of different wines, like the execs at Gallo? Wouldn't they be the experts? But it was probably a good deal.

But, how often do we get caught up in frauds because something looks, sounds, seems good, but isn't? The old adage, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is, still holds true. That free cruise might just be on a ship that was junked last year, a cruise line that went out of business or doesn't even have cruises to that part of the world any longer.

And we fool ourselves into believing we really should go with that vanity press because we will make the money back, and make a profit and retire rich. We can bypass the uneccessary things like agents and editors. After all, we are great self-editors-not.

How have you fooled yourself or been fooled lately?

3 comments:

Beth said...

Being a consumer, I don't know if I have tasted fake Pinot Noir. Not sure if tastes makes the difference. It was nice going through your blog. Keep up the good work. colonialgifts.co.uk

Carol said...

That's the problem, I'm not such a wine expert that I would know the difference between a fake and and vintage wine. What can I say, I like White Zin for pete's sake.

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