Originally Posted by SField
Yeah, just offer me your best shit and fuck off with the gay little add ons. I don't mind a supplement on a prix fixe, but I'm not interested in buying your barely touched highly marked up items.
I think Kyle was with me when this happened. I was buying wine at Kermit Lynch, who is an importer mainly, and the guy started going on about luxury cuvees of various wines. I figured that, since he sold wine, these things would be great for them, but he was saying that convincing their growers not to make a luxury, California style, overextracted wine at a higher price was one of their real challenges, and that they had dropped several people because they had lost their way with what they normally do trying to make some of these high potency, high dollar, high score wines. The wines were generally critical successes, but the wineries were so seduced by the successes that they moved more and more from the traditional wines they excelled at before. At least, this was his story, and I think it rings true in many things. It is really good, I think, to be really good at one sort of thing, especially in the food and wine business.