Monday, January 6, 2014
Murdoch Buys DECANTER!...and Other Predictions for 2014
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What better way to begin the new year than with my predictions for 2014 in the wine business? At least my predictions are interesting. I read Dr. Vino's predictions for 2014, and they were exactly the same as his predictions for 2013. The wine business, in his view, is basically "Groundhog Day." Wine critics are dead. Duh. There will be more revelations of fake wines at auctions, though fake bidders will outnumber them. And people will seek out oddball wines. Wow, you need a Ph.D. to figure those out?
My First Annual Predictions appear over at Tim Atkin's place, where I'm beginning my second year as a contributor. Tim has made the HoseMaster a household name in England. Rare that an entire country takes out a restraining order. You'll have to pogo over the Pond to read the piece. As always, feel free to comment over at Tim's place, or, if you prefer, leave a telltale skidmark on my little Internet underthing here.
TIM ATKIN M.W.