Since 2005 I’ve attempted to fund my writing habit by working in the wine industry. So far all that’s happened is I’ve picked up a nasty wine habit.
Two articles written for The Virginia Wine Gazette:
Fear and Viognier – Gonzo wine tasting on the Monticello Trail.
C-VILLE Weekly wine articles:
Wine in the Time of Poverty – How Patricia Kluge’s vineyard reached beyond its means
In 2008 I started Charlottesville’s first wine column, The Working Pour, which I wrote for a year and a half. Here are some highlights:
Red Wine, Please, Easy on the Scorched Earth – Talking about talking about wine.
What Dreams Are Made Of – Behind the New Yorker story on the Jefferson bottles.
Capitalist Fools– Hubris, fraud, and excess in the world of high-end wine.
Sour Grapes – If anyone orders Norton, I’m leaving.
Grapes, Water, Sunshine – Do you know what’s in your wine?
Hemicellulase, Cultured Yeast and GoFerm – Do you know what’s in your wine? Part II
Wine’s blood – Why you’re a moron if you don’t like rosés.
Don’t Call it a Comeback – The rise and fall and rise of Brad McCarthy.