The Grapevine

Wine Industry News for September 19, 2016

September 19th, 2016

Wine is still good for your brain, cheating well-liked celebrities is a bad idea, and Hitler still isn’t funny. [level-members]

Esquire give us a bit more on the idea that wine knowledge and consumption may help stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia.

From Wine Searcher, we hear the story of a Napa Valley legend allegedly doing wrong by an NBA legend. Charles Banks, a prominent wine industry investor is being accused by Tim Duncan, the basketball great, of fraud. He’s not the only one, apparently, as there are other suits pending, as well. You can read the full article here.

Finally, Hitler still isn’t funny. And the Germans take that seriously enough that he’s also illegal. Well, not the man so much as displays of Nazi paraphernalia, imagery, or phrases. Naming a wine at the Fuhrer and displaying it in your pub seems like a good way to wind up in jail in Germany. I’m no fan of the Third Reich, but not sure how I feel about criminalizing thought. Then again, having lived through that horror once, it’s good that the Germans seem eager to keep it from ever happening again. Here’s the article from the Munchies section of Vice’s website.