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Brave New Wine

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, September 14th, 2006 at 2:09 pm in Uncategorized.

I found the news in the Associated Press story today abhorrent. I’m all for chemists trying to uncover the compounds responsible for the flavors, textures and fragrances in wine. But using that data to forecast the price and what score a certain Critic to End All Critics with a background in law is going to give it? What’s the point to laboring over the vines all year? Just as we’re learning to make sophisticated wines without the haughtiness, just as sustainability and biodynamics are back en vogue — that alone took us 100 years — we’d be willing to throw it all away for the promise of a Brave New Wine? Might as well just step on the grape.

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