Profiles on young winos
Of late, I’m doing interviews for a story on the next generation of winemakers. Twenty- or thirty-somethings, like Jeff Pisoni, or Dave Phinney at Orin Swift. It’s so refreshing to hear about their winemaking process, punctuated by a lot of humility, gratitude to the Old World and too much beer (Phinney, maker of that nectar o’ gods The Prisoner, keeps it re-zeal with Bud. "Wine confuses me enough," he says. "I don’t need my beer to be confusing."). The story comes out Sept. 6.