Written by John Kerr of Metro Wines
The Truth about Low Priced and Expensive Wine
What will $100 get the two of you for a night of entertainment in Asheville? You could see a movie followed by a meal at a modest café. Or perhaps you could dine in one of our celebrated restaurants, provided you skip the appetizer and dessert. And there’s always the bar with small plates as long as you go easy on the drinks.
You’ll have a good time. But if truth be told, your evening will be partially reined in by the constraint of your budget. However, a truly memorable evening is assured if you put that same $100 towards a bottle of luxury wine and a little cheese or charcuterie.
I know a number of you disagree with me. Most people have no trouble spending $100 for a night on the town, but balk at doing the same for a bottle of wine. Part of the reason for this is that many don’t agree that the higher price translates into a tangible increase in quality and enjoyment.
So this month I thought it would be good to spend some time talking about expensive wines.
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