Monday Musings on Climate: Do You Buy Wine In Heavy Bottles?

Now that Eric Asimov of the New York Times is talking about this topic, I hope more people will pay attention. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/dining/drinks/wine-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage

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SUPER TEANECKLast week I wrote about using corks or screw caps as closures and which one was more environmentally sound. This week, my Monday musing is about buying very heavy wine bottles for making one’s own wine or buying wines that are sold in very heavy bottles.

When I made wine this year, I used bottles I had bought years ago. Some were very heavy and others less so. Like many people, I had fallen into the trap that heavy bottles made a more appealing wine package. In the years since I bought those bottles, my views have changed. I now am against very heavy bottles. I’m not talking about larger formats but normal 750s. I’ve seen and experienced many of these types of wines. I have often tasted wine from a very heavy bottle that looked quite attractive but  is often too hard to pour elegantly.  I also find it…

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Italian Indigenous Varieties: Nerello Cappuccio

Today's Italian indigenous variety post is about Nerello Cappuccio. This grape often flanks Nerello Mascalese in blends from Faro and is rarely seen on it's own as a monovarietal wine. The name of the grape comes from the fact that the canopy develops like a cape above the grape vine if it's not controlled. It... Continue Reading →

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