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Captain Caveman
83 posts

Dec 23, 2008
5 years, 7 months ago

1Beer on Vinquire?!

Anybody noticed what happens if you type "beer" in the engine. Hate to be so picky, but that's really not the same thing.

AndyH
26 posts

Jan 09, 2009
5 years, 6 months ago

2Re: Beer on Vinquire?!

Yeah, isn't that cool? You can also find great beers for sale from any of the retailers in our system. Here's one of my favorites (Pliny the Elder):

http://www.vinquire.com/wines/search/buy...

Captain Caveman
83 posts

Jan 20, 2009
5 years, 6 months ago

3Re: Beer on Vinquire?!

Cool, yes if you're looking for beer. That said there are some important inherent differences between fine beer and fine wine. Chief among those differences is the factor of time, as quantified by vintage. Beer, like liquor, can be replicated based on factors that go into the must, therefore it's value is relative stable as so long as the ingredients are available, supply is infinite. Vintage wine in contrast, is limited by the grapes (a vine with distinct qualities from one vintage to the next) that are available at the time of crush. That's why beer is a depreciable commodity, as where great wines (as opposed to simple plonk) increase in value due to their finite supply.

Captain Caveman
83 posts

Jan 20, 2009
5 years, 6 months ago

4Re: Beer on Vinquire?!

Net effect is that instead of comparing "apples to apples," you're comparing "oranges to carburators" as an associate of mine has been wont to say. That sort of confusion is what allows the big liquor companies to bully atround the small independent wineries (and hence keep wages and employee benefits restricted). The good stuff ain't made on the assembly line.