Some of the wines listed as good and not expensive by Thierry Desseauve were : Lousteauneuf in Médoc, Chantegrive red and white in Graves and La Dauphine in Fronsac. Vive Desseauve
Regarding expensive wines, they can be compared to other things. You can say that they lost 50% of their value since the crisis, even are sold for less than their release price, but when they cost more than 50 Euros, it is still a lot of money for the average person.
It is important to understand that even if the prices for fine wine has dropped, there will still not be enough for all these rich people interested in wine – either to show off, for the taste or for speculation.
These wines will never be sold in retail for less than 50 Euros – Lets not dream, but instead find pleasure in the multitude of quality wine available everywhere today and serve them with the same “ritual” apparently used for famous grands crus: nice glasses, right temperature. A bit of “show” doesn’t spoil the pleasure, same with meals or humane relations. The form is not used to forget the core, but instead transcend it.