Thursday, February 09, 2006

A Dedication to Caveman

If the idea of man intervening in the natural process of making wine (you know, the "natural" process of selection the best cuttings, grafting them onto a rootstock, mixing in ox blood, etc.), then you shouldn't read this article. Professor Biegler is going to take the wine industry's infamous variation in its manufacturing process and do for it what he did for petroleum and pharmaceutical companies - give it consistency! [evil chortling]

The article is rather humorous if you read carefully. It notes that wines become "more fruity" with age and implies that California wineries add sugar as well as water (though I think they're referring to the French but don't understand the difference).

Just think - someday the horrible nuisance of vintage variation will be eradicated, just like polio!


Blogger caveman said...

hey that guy looks a bit like my dad! Back at you soon about the terroir question....

February 11, 2006 8:45 PM  

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