Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Unsuccessfully Sues Wine Store

We’ve all purchased a meal, a drink or a bottle of wine we didn’t enjoy as much as we anticipated. In these cases, most of us would lament the experience, chalk it up to subjective tastes and move on.  Most of us would not go so far as a lawsuit. The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine, however, did according to the New York Law Journal. Philip Seldon purchased six bottles of 2009 Cune Vina Rioja Crianza for $12.99 each from Grapes, The Wine Company in White Plains after reading the owner’s glowing review. Upon tasting the wine, Seldon decided he didn’t like it attempted to return it, but was denied by the store’s owner.

Subsequently he filed a fraudulent inducement lawsuit, which was just dismissed in a Manhattan court this week with the judge stating, “When the wine did not measure up to his subjective tastes, he decided that the wine was not as advertised. However, plaintiff has not demonstrated…that any deception took place, that there was any falsity or anything other than plaintiff’s assumptions were incorrect.” Which is another way of saying, if you don’t like it, too damn bad. Case closed. [New York Law Journal]