Sometimes I think that the wine industry is like a hypochondriac. We have plenty of immediate worries: the macroeconomy, overplanting, droughts, floods, earthquakes, fires, labor shortages, NIMBYites, regulations, control states, vine disease and pests, etc., etc. Yet we still manage to make every little nagging issue into a bigger problem than it probably is. Lately I keep hearing that craft beer, cider, craft liquor and weed are going to reduce wine consumption. There m
I haven’t written anything for this blog for quite a while, due to a backup of work for clients, but I have cleared a couple of days for administrative tasks and figured I’d write a post I’ve been wanting to do for a bit. I’d like to try to answer a question that has existed in feeble minds since the mid-19th century: Does increased government control of alcohol distribution in these United States keep people safer? Well, that’s a big question, so I can’t say I can fully an
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