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Great Quotes: Ken Payton

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

 

Baghdad Bob. From: johnnyproctor.com

Baghdad Bob

Every once in a while someone utters a phrase so pithy, poignant and potent that it becomes a veritable font of ideas. Recently, Ken Payton made such a statement in the conversation titled: “What is Terroir?” on the OWC:

The wine industry here [California] profits by maintaining consumer ignorance.” [full comment]

This statement echoes the sentiment embodied in the Steve Heimoff quote recently featured as a previous Great Quotes post. There are good arguments for how dispelling wine consumer ignorance through education efforts could constitute the industry shooting itself in the foot. (more…)

Great Quotes – Steve Heimoff

Friday, January 9th, 2009

 

Mouth. From 3Dscience.com

Mouth.

Every once in a while someone utters a phrase so pithy, poignant and potent that it becomes a veritable font of ideas. Yesterday, Steve Heimoff made such a statement in the discussion thread to his post about Demystifying wine: “The only problem with demystifying wine is that, once the mystique is gone, certain wineries won’t be able to charge as much.

Assuming that demystification means “debunking myths”, “dispelling misconceptions”, “removing the intimidation” and “educating”, that statement is true. But all such posits have caveats and contingencies. (more…)


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