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The Dirty (literally) secrets on why 2 Buck Chuck at Trader Joe's is so cheap........

  1. Is this being presented as news or a platform for the writer to indulge his self righteousness?

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    1. re: jpc8015

      It's on Huff news, not a private blog, so I would imagine there is some truthfulness to the article. Obviously it's tainted, but I imagine the facts are accurate. Again, it's $2.00 wine!

      1. re: jrvedivici

        It's on HuffPo, so there's no implied cred at all.

        1. re: acgold7

          It may as well be on Wikipedia.

          I am not doubting that much of what the author says is true. What he doesn't say though, is how many "nicer" wineries are operated in the exact same manner. I'm not saying that Opus One is run like this but it wouldn't surprise me to learn that many wineries in the $5-$10 dollar range are fully automated production facilities.

    2. Sounds like a case of sour grapes, the author clearly doesn't like the guy.

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      1. re: weezieduzzit

        That is exactly what I thought. Someone clearly has an axe to grind.

      2. Oh no! The grower planted his vines in such a way as to maximize the yield of his acreage! How evil! And I'm sure if you drank the wine immediately after it was bottled it would be undrinkable. That's why wines are aged. Duh.

        This doesn't even qualify as a story with air quotes around the work story.

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        1. re: rockycat

          He owns his own bottling and distribution facilities! That bastard!

        2. If you know even a little about how even the best wineries operate you know the writer's an idiot.