I was at a party this weekend and was asked whether I’d come up with the idea for The Vintage Club from Kevin O’Leary, the brash investor on ABC’s Shark Tank (some equate him to Simon Cowell). Evidently, on the last episode of Shark Tank, Kevin, always good for a nice sound bite, revealed his membership in a secretive wine society.
Since I’d made up the concept of a so-called “vintage club” out of thin air, I was intrigued by this revelation. What do they do in these wine societies? Murder and mayhem like I’d portrayed?
Lettie Teague smoked them out in her article in the Wall Street Journal which is worth the read. Besides spending a lot of money on wines and French food, their discussions do indeed seem to focus on wine pairings.
But could this be a ruse for something else? Sophisticates with way too much time and money are always up to something suspicious. I think I’m going to do some digging of my own. Perhaps they too are looking for a wine that can bring eternal life. And, it could be some really good fodder for a sequel.