Saturday, June 9, 2007

Episode 24. The Most Expensive Wine




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1. Giving Opinions | 2. Using The Word Too | 3. Superlatives | 4. As good as

ANNE and SARAH are tasting wines. The WINEMAKER, TIM, is explaining the different varieties.

TIM These are our whites. Why don’t you try the Chardonnay first? It’s our best-selling wine.

SARAH Lovely.

ANNE Good fruit. Perhaps a little immature.

TIM Yes, it’s made from some of our youngest vines. It’s our most popular white at the moment. Try this Riesling.

ANNE Hmmm.

SARAH It’s very pale isn’t it?

TIM A lot of our customers are finding it very attractive.

ANNE It’s a bit too dry for our market. I think we’ll leave that one. But I like the Chardonnay. I think we can sell that.

TIM Excellent.

SARAH Let’s try the reds.

TIM Our reds are as good as any you’ll find around here.

ANNE What have we got here?

TIM This is our cabernet sauvignon. It’s very popular.

ANNE Mmmm. A bit too much fruit at this stage. I understand it wasn’t a good year for cabernet in this district.

TIM You know your wines, Miss Lee.

ANNE I try to be prepared. What’s your best red?

TIM This one. Our shiraz, and we think it’s world class.

SARAH It’s a lovely colour, deepest red.

ANNE What vintage is this?

TIM It’s three years old now. It’ll drink well for years yet, but you can drink
it right now too.

ANNE And what’s the price?

TIM Well, it’s our most expensive wine at fifty dollars retail.

ANNE I’ll think about it. It’s certainly got potential, but there are a lot of wines around in this class these days. You’ve got a lot of competition Tim!

TIM That’s for sure. But we can work out a special price for you, if you’re interested.

ANNE I’m definitely interested. This is very good. Sarah knows our requirements and pricing position, I’m sure you can work out something with her.

TIM I’m sure we can.

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