This week Whitney and Christina tackle Thanksgiving wine pairings (you know they just had to), reveal some ugly truths about Beaujolais Nouveau, and try to understand why New Zealand would want to make a drink from palm trees. And Carmen Grape-iago is off to a very interesting location with vineyards that look like the surface of the moon!
Fresh Press: New Zealand decided to make a “national” drink out of….torquay palm trees (above). Yeah.
Lou Amdur from Lou on Vine in Los Angeles waxes non-poetical about Beaujolais Nouveau. And Jon Bonne from the San Francisco Chronicle tells you about some BN that you SHOULD be drinking this Thanksgiving.
What the What word of the day? Pigeage. Here’s a video of punching down the cap. Whitney has done this and it’s quite a workout! Wanna see Alice Feiring doing some piegeage a pied? Also-