In case you’ve missed the thread about FUQUA Wines and where his grapes come from, here’s the link. I just caught up with Lee who has been working 24/7 over the last five days. His head just cleared from a tasting last night that ended with a smooth-drinking 1925 Haut-Brion.
Me: Lee, why didn’t you just make it easy on all of us and just answer the question?
Lee: I didn’t like the way the guy asked the question.
Me: Yeah, but it looks like you’re being a jerk too by not answering the question. Even I know your grapes come from California. What gives?
Lee: It’s not a secret and it’s not a big deal. All of the grapes are Tempranillo–the Texas grapes are from the high plains and the other fruit is from Santa Barbara, California. I’m a real person and I follow all of the rules. Every wine writer in Dallas knows what I use. I just don’t like the way the guy asked the question. It says on the front page of my web page what kind of grapes I use and it has said that for eight years.
Peace out. Men will be boys.