but seriously though, it's like being that guy in math class who raises his hand and says "i know we're not that far into the lesson, but if you think about it we actually haven't solved the proof yet..."
The wine business is quite shady, from growers (undocumented workers? breakin' the rulez!), producers (ok, lots can go here), distributors, stores ("damn, this stuff is gross but cheap, raise the price by 50% and call it a staff favorite"), auction houses ("give it a glance over and we'll call it authentic"), to wine-o's (see that Kurniawan thing?). I'm reading a book on Burgundy, and even the author mentions wine production where the wine in barrel is topped off every month with wine of shady origin (another vintage from the producer? a completely different wine?). At the end of the day, wine is wine. If the wine is great, then yay, if it sucks, then fuck that producer. I don't bother with looking much beyond that.