The Grapevine

Wine Stories Worth Sharing – January 19, 2017

January 19th, 2017

Tough grapes, canned wine, the problem with flutes, and alarmist news about white wine. [level-members]

First, Wine Enthuisiast offers us “an informal survey” of canned wines for your next mobile, outdoor adventure. I have to admit I’m shocked at the variety of options.

Then we have our first of two alarmist pieces for the day: flutes are ruining your Champagne! Any old-timer will tell you that they prefer a coupe to a flute, so this is nothing new. But ruined?

Need more to worry about? Worry about white wine. Researchers have found a link between white wine and skin cancer.

The New York Times offers us 20 Wines Under $20: Reds for Winter Moods and Foods, which we’ll revisit tomorrow for some pairing ideas.

Finally, we have the Guardian opining that Grenache just may be the toughest grape in the world. Good to know, I guess, if that’s what you look for in a wine. [/level-members]