Altruism is the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others. It’s a concept of shared happiness at the expense of self.
In this episode we discuss this concept and how it relates to the wine world. This reference comes from Jamie's latest column, "Would A Small Bit Of Altruism Be A Saving Grace For A Wine Industry Obsessed With Competition And Status?" This idea is one he tackled from the narrative of a few wine related stories which came to his purview recently. We touch on the Court of Master Sommelier scandal, old Romanee-Conti fetching for two million dollars and the release of Somm III.
We later discuss subscription services for restaurants, Opentable and the sale of Reserve to Resy and much more. Stories of Krug Champagne are told, one of which is rather sad and brunch once again found its way into the conversation.