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Monday, August 06, 2007

Would you trust a restaurant were the owner does not eat there or a producer that doesn't drink his own wine?

I think most of us would say no I wouldn't eat there or I wouldn't drink that; so my next question is how many bottles of Yellow Tail the founders drink?
How many times per week McDonald's CEO eats a Big Mac?
I believe their answer would show a zero or a number very close to it, so why is that millions of people around the planet still trust those companies?
Now I have a question for the editors of wine and food magazines; how come you never asked that question? Although I saw the founders of Yellow Tail being interviewed several times about their business model, and I heard them praise the exceptional quality and pureness of their products but I never heard them asked do you consume your own products? (better if a lie detector is involved)
Buona Bevuta a Tutti

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

Whew! Glad to say that I'm a New York resident that proudly drinks New York wines!
Kathleen
Albany, NY

De Vino said...

Hey Kathleen I like Shin Vineyard from Long Island; Barbara and her husband drink their own wine, which is organic, made with love and respect.
Ciao

john Bojanowski said...

As a winemaker in the south of france, I've found that you also must be wary of winemakers that only drink their own wines -- and especially winemakers who order their own wines when they go to a restaurant! We drink our own wines when they are open, the customers are gone and the barrels are all full or when we absolutely need a hit of pure carignan with grilled duck breast... But otherwise, there's too much else out there that's great and that's different and that we can learn from...
cheers
john clos du gravillas st jean de minervois france