Drunk On the Blockchain

Jeff Opdyke (Jeffo)
8 min readFeb 22, 2024

There was a moment in my life when I owned a 600-bottle collection of wine — some of the greatest names and finest vintages from California’s “cult” Cabernets and French Bourdeaux. Bryant Family, Hundred Acre, Scarecrow, and Colgin Cellars from California — vintages from 2007 through 2013, some fabulous years for Cali cult wines.

And there was the pride of my collection: Four half-bottles of the 2001 Chateau d’Yquem, the most famous white Bordeaux and arguably one of the greatest wines in a century, if not ever.

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Jeff Opdyke (Jeffo)

Former Wall Street Journal writer living in Prague. Crypto and investing. Editor Global Intelligence Letter. Also on Substack: jeffoalpha.substack.com/