Prof. Robert J. Levis
By Tom Avril
The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)
PHILADELPHIA — The 1982 vintage of Lafite-Rothschild is among the most storied wines of the past few decades. To the serious collector, it is worth several thousand dollars a bottle, Robert J. Levis explained to his listeners.
Unless, of course, something goes wrong with the cork, and the precious fluid turns to vinegar. But how to tell without popping the cork?
The question was a hypothetical one — and not just because Levis didn't have a bottle of the fine Bordeaux on hand. Most of his audience wouldn't be allowed to drink it anyway.