The Grapevine

Debate on Wine in Popular Culture, NY Times Wine: Rioja

November 6th, 2014

The New York Times begins a point/counterpoint debate about wine in popular culture (as depicted on TV); and the Times features Rioja in its wine course. [level-members]

If you’re a fan of the popular TV shows Scandal or The Good Wife, you’ve probably cheered the frequent cameo roles that a glass of red wine often plays in both. Eric Asimov dives “inside the glass” to look at what this symbolic use of wine (and spirits) means. Not everyone agrees with his assessment. You can read Asimov’s take here and one of the opposing views here.

If you’ve been following the New York Times educational series on wine, the latest installments are¬†available. This week’s discussion points: Rioja and Champagne as something other than a vehicle for toasts and ringing in new years.