Uncorked: Mike Veseth

3rd October, 2014 by Tom Bruce Gardyne

US economics professor Mike Veseth is the brains behind the wineeconomist blog. Author of ‘Wine Wars’ and ‘Extreme Wine’, he is currently writing a collection of essays on money, taste and wine.

What Vintage are you?

1949 – Must have been a good year because it is the same as my wife Sue and she’s definitely a fine vintage!

What bottle sparked your love of wine?

A Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet changed my life years ago, and put me on the path to wine economics.

Ambition or talent – what matters more?

Talent without drive = unrealized potential.  I like over-achievers.

 

What would you be as a wine?

I aspire to be a Late Bottled Vintage Port – sophisticated and approachable.

Where are you happiest?

When I’m in the vineyard talking with….

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