Wine Science

For those who read Benjamin Wallace’s excellent The Billionaire’s Vinegar you understand the necessity (ahem, for some) to authenticate a bottle of wine that is worth, well, thousands upon thousands of dollars.  Could that wine have once been owned by Thomas Jefferson?  Or is that case of wine one is considering purchasing truly a 1900 Chateau Margaux?

In other words, how can one trust (especially when spending all that dough) that what one is getting is, well, the real McCoy?

Good news, as the French may have come up with just the very gadget to test the authenticity of rare and expensive wines.  And all without having to open the bottle.  A relief to those “some” who have the money and the desire to purchase these grands vins.

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