The Future of Wine
I have seen the future in wine, 25 years into the future to be precise. There will be a new generation of wine thinkers, innovators, renegades if you will. There first step will be to adopt a totally arbitrary level of alcohol that no well-made or balanced wine should exceed.
They will be motivated by a belief that the only good California wine is a French wine. They will give themselves a noble name like “searching for balance.” They will have a membership of about 20 wineries. They will hold exclusive wine tastings every year on the East coast and many people in the wine press will show up because these guys are pushing the envelope and this type of movement only happens every 20 years or so.
The press pretends not to notice that the most highly-rated wines continually come from the same two or three properties. I know, sounds crazy, Right?
Well, that’s my glimpse of the future and you won’t believe what comes next!
ABC! And you won’t believe what it stands for!
Drink well, Curt