As cellar master for The Carlton Wine Bar and a promoter of wine bars in general, I was pleased to see that The Washington Post . . . was "Sampling the Wine Bars" [Weekend, January 9]. However, I was not pleased with the poor quality reporting . . . and incorrect statements. . . [The article said] "In recent months, two wine bars -- La Chaumiere and the Champagne-Beaujolais -- have closed. Four new ones -- The Carlton Wine Bar, La Sorbonne, Chez Marla and Suzanne's -- have opened." La Chaumiere is not a wine bar and has not closed in recent months. La Chaumiere is a French restaurant that is still open. [Its] upstairs, which used to be a wine bar called La Grenier a Vin, closed almost three years ago.Please note that The Carlton Wine Bar and Chez Maria are not new in that context either. They have been open since the fall of 1979. It is true that Champagne-Beaujolais closed this last fall to reopen on October 15, not as the Foggy Bottom Cafe (which is located at 924 25th Street NW) but as The West End Cafe. . . [The author] stated that she tasted the 1978 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. How could she? That wine has not even been bottled, let alone shipped overseas. It was the 1967 vintage that the panel tasted. Then the author stated three times that the Cassayri-Forni Chenin Blanc 1978 (the panel was tasting the 1979) was "undrinkable," yet they "gulped it down". . .