In Paris and Burgundy complaints were plenty about the state of the wine world. What happened to reading and researching? Were people going into wine as going into acting, for fame? And could they really do this on knowledge based on Twitter and Instagram?
Some of the more cogent complaints were:
"In these days even the sommelier's have to have a gimmick. Whether it's a saber or a variety. This is what people are basing their reputations on, the obscure cépage.
"They aren't representing wines they are representing themselves."