The Perils of Fame

Apparently, it is dangerous even to be the wife of a semi-famous economist-author. In this blog post about the difference between corked wine and screw-top wine, Levitt’s wife, Jeannette, is revealed to be not only a drinker but a cork snob:

We recently had a friend over (her husband, Steve Levitt, co-wrote Freakonomics) and I noticed the strange look she gave me when I turned the screw cap of a very good South African Sauvignon Blanc.

To the blogger’s credit, he notes that a screw cap really does diminish the drama of opening a bottle of wine. But it’s good that Jeannette got busted by a friend. Can you imagine what an enemy, or even a stranger would have made of her “strange look”?

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  1. chappy says:

    I generally love this blog, and realize that every blog post is not going to be a perfect gem, but I think this post would have been better if it were a private e-mail between you and Levitt.

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  2. chappy says:

    I generally love this blog, and realize that every blog post is not going to be a perfect gem, but I think this post would have been better if it were a private e-mail between you and Levitt.

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  3. Toni says:

    Never mind chappy, he’s having a bad day.

    Personally, I was disappointed to find plastic instead of true cork in my wine bottles until someone explained to me the ecological benefits. (I didn’t know removing the cork killed the tree–duh.)

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  4. Toni says:

    Never mind chappy, he’s having a bad day.

    Personally, I was disappointed to find plastic instead of true cork in my wine bottles until someone explained to me the ecological benefits. (I didn’t know removing the cork killed the tree–duh.)

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  5. Chris Masse says:

    I’m against corked wine. There is a virus in the natural wood bark cork that could ruin your wine. It happens rarely, but then it’s on the client. That’s why in French restaurants, they make you taste the wine, to be sure it’s OK. If it’s not, they will look for another bottle.

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  6. Chris Masse says:

    I’m against corked wine. There is a virus in the natural wood bark cork that could ruin your wine. It happens rarely, but then it’s on the client. That’s why in French restaurants, they make you taste the wine, to be sure it’s OK. If it’s not, they will look for another bottle.

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  7. Pete says:

    Chappy, it sounds like what you’re looking for is free articles, not blog posts. Blogging is a community activity, so it’s perfectly acceptable and natural to comment on other folks blog posts and activities. I think there should be more of this sort of stuff.

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  8. Pete says:

    Chappy, it sounds like what you’re looking for is free articles, not blog posts. Blogging is a community activity, so it’s perfectly acceptable and natural to comment on other folks blog posts and activities. I think there should be more of this sort of stuff.

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