The Global Local

by  |  21-05-2012

For better or worse, wine production has become a globalized industry. This can often fail what you pour in to your glass by making a French Bordeaux taste the same as a Californian Cabernet Sauvignon or an Australian Shiraz. There’s about as much fun and interest in this as picking out what bottled of water to drink. But, hidden amongst the folds of international plane flights and work visas, a very interesting group has emerged from our fossil-fueled wine industry. These are people who come from wine but manage to travel and learn the deeper mysteries of the grape beyond their known, comfortable horizons. Typically young, they travel because they have no winery of their own, or because their family does and they want to dust off the age-old traditions with a touch of 21st century modernity. When they visit other winemaking areas in the world, they learn, adapt, and […]
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