Category: Musing

Malbec from India?

Yep! A two and a half-hour drive outside of Mumbai lies more than a half dozen wineries in Nashik producing fermented deliciousness made from 25 grape varieties including Malbec! According to a New York Times article published this week, the wine region sprouted up more than a decade ago when Sula Vineyards, the first one…

So which came first, wine or beer?

Turns out nobody knows. Bummer. I was at a bar with friends on Sunday having a lovely evening sipping beers when a friend questioned: which came first, wine or beer? Surprisingly, that launched us into chatting about civilization, happy accidents, travel, culture and city planning. We got way off track and ended the evening without…

What Millenials Want

Did you know 29% of the 39 million regular wine drinkers in the U.S. are under 34? Wine insiders have been saying for the past few years that Millenials–those 21-34 year-olds like myself– are shaking up the wine industry and smart wineries should take note. So what should wineries do to please this fickle demographic? 1)…