On a global level, Bordeaux wine is still the benchmark against which all other wines are measured. There’s no doubt, however, that the category has disappeared from the cellars and dinner tables of Americans over the past two decades. Mark looks at some of the many reasons for this reversal of fortune, including price, style, and the inability of many consumers to figure out what grape varieties the wines are made from. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark reviews the world’s strangest wine laws, and explains why American astronauts were deprived of wine in space. He follows this up with a review of the 2014 Naples Winter Wine Festival, and examines the impact of Baby Boomer retirement on the wine
world: the corkage economy.
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