[The] website proclaims itself to be what you get when you cross the Wine Spectator with The Economist, and while it is perhaps a little easier to grasp than The Economist, it is clearly a lot deeper than any kind of analysis you are likely to read in the Spectator. In short, his blog, The Wine Economist is a smart and easy read, and it is just what a thoughtful wine blog ought to be. It explains, it challenges, it expands our understandings of the wine world. … Clearly, this is a thinking person’s wine blog with much that will draw you in. And it is this week’s Best of the Blogs.
I especially appreciate this because Mr. Olken is not just a respected wine critic, he is a self-confessed recovering practitioner of the dismal science and, as he says, “the economist in me never seems to let go.” Economics never let’s go of me, either. And that’s a good thing!