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Easy to fool…

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If you tell us that a bottle of decent quality wine costs more than it really does,  we think it tastes better.  You can’t use that trick with truly cheap wine,  so we aren’t total idiots,  but I’ve seen it work often enough with all sorts of foodstuffs,  cars,  cosmetics to know it’s  a real  thing.    If you’ve ever shopped at Whole Foods you have seen something similar,  because you know they are charging you through the nose for cutting up your fruit,. leading to the nickname “Whole Paycheck”..

Many years ago I found several inexpensive wines that I truly enjoyed, and I have pretty much stuck with them.   They run between 9 and 14 dollars a bottle,  so I can enjoy the occasional libation without breaking the bank.  That leaves me enough money to splurge on a good single-malt Scotch when that’s what I want.

Just be aware of the many marketing weapons available to be employed against you and make sure your common sense and reason are fully engaged no matter what you are shopping for.

Since we began with wine, let’s finish with it,  because man has been making it  for thousands  of years,  along with a lot of other foods.

Written by timeforthorns

August 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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