Single malt scotches were often considered superior to other whiskeys, but it looks like this supremacy may well come to an end. Indeed, even though Scottish water of life has dominated for quite a long time, its rivals have already got close. For now, given the demand for rare bourbons and ryes on major auctions, the whiskey comparison of scotch vs. bourbon vs. rye is no … [Read more...] about Scotch vs. Bourbon vs. Rye: Why You Should Try Them All
In the world of art, the 80/20 rule, aka the Pareto principle, is as applicable as in any other area. The most expensive contemporary art is created by a few artists who command the highest prices. Their artworks are present on major auctions and are coveted by art investors. When looking at such artworks, the question of why art is so expensive becomes a no-brainer. Here is … [Read more...] about Top 5 Most Expensive Contemporary Artists
As one could expect, expensive wine is supposed to taste according to the price. And you bet it does! According to numerous blind tests, even when the same wine is poured in bottles with different price tags, the respondents prefer the wine from a "more expensive" bottle over the rest. On a serious note, in many cases, it works the opposite as cheaper wine has higher … [Read more...] about Cheap vs. Expensive Wine: Is There So Much Difference?
When most people see the prices for art, they are getting astonished. The figures may look especially incredible for abstract art while some of it may not require any outstanding painting skills and is more concentrated around an artistic idea. Still, modern art pieces may go for millions, so answering why can be rewarding in itself. It is especially true for anyone … [Read more...] about Why Art Is So Expensive?
Contrary to how it sounds, the denomination of a noble wine has nothing to do with nobility or price. Today this term is used to describe internationally known and grown grapes that are planted almost all over the world. For an introduction, we would focus on the classic definition of noble wines, including three red and three white varieties, covering the whole spectrum … [Read more...] about The Six Noble Wines Uncorked