The Grapevine

Wine Industry News for October 10, 2016

October 10th, 2016

In trees vs. vines, do vines always wine? The good, the bad, and the ugly of natural wines. What makes couples drink? And shouldn’t we be drinking more Champagne? [level-members]

Trees vs. Vines
In my yard, the vines always wine. Perhaps if I was more attentive … there’s no problem with attentiveness in Napa Valley, but trees and vines are still at odds. A ballot proposal in the valley seeks to restrict vineyard planting. Hard to argue that the wine biz hasn’t been great for the local economy on the whole, but when you get bigger and bigger and bigger, you’re going to find a target on your back. Read the full article here.

Natural Wines – The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
From the New York Times: “…rowdy, unfiltered and extremely unpredictable. Be prepared to have your mind blown.” Alice Feiring finds things are a bit more problematic.

What Makes Couples Drink?
Your tax dollars at work, determining not just what makes couples drink, but what makes lesbian couples drink. Read the full article here.

And Why Not Drink More Champagne?
“From dinner with friends to a child’s laughter or a lover’s embrace, every day has moments worthy of a toast.” OK, but what if I’d prefer a nice red? NPR tells us why sparklers are the thing.