I’m not sure what to say about Lettie Teague’s recent article in the Wall St. Journal entitled “Why is Alcohol in Wine a Taboo Subject?”
Wine is really difficult to enjoy because its virtues demand opposing, incompatible mental states. Wine tastes good and produces the mild buzz that has a
Here is some interesting data from Live-Ex, the global fine wine marketplace regarding alcohol levels in Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Piemonte, and Tuscany. As of 2020,
It is common to associate ripeness with warm climates. But there is more nuance to this relationship between heat and ripeness than is commonly assumed.
I’ve been thinking about what drives changes in wine styles—consumer demand, winemaker experimentation, the influence of critics and writers, some combination of these? Take for