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Eat Drink, Journey, Issue #58 5/15/2018
May 15, 2018
Hello all,

The wine industry has been having a very good run, fueled by the interest and affluence of the baby boomer generation. The party is about to come to an end: boomers are aging, drinking less and dying off. They're being replaced by millennials, and market research shows that 80% of millennial wine purchases are in the $10-15 range. On top of that, we're suddenly hearing that wine isn't good for you after all. Join us as we preview the apocalypse to come.

The universe of the grape can fairly be divided into two categories: serious wine and quaff. The two rarely intersect. One of the nearly forgotten quaffers is Verdicchio, an Italian white that reached its peak in the 1980s and is now being revived with more "serious" versions. Can the two identities exist? Read our piece and find out.

Finally, in our roundup of the most interesting food, wine and spirits stories on the web, we investigate these phenomena: Costco will sell you a year's worth of survival supplies for $6,000; thieves in Quebec steal $500,000 worth of beer, dried beef and pepperoni; America's obesity epidemic is getting worse, and you can now buy a Frappuccino at Yosemite National Park.

Here are the recent posts:

The Wine Industry Hits The Baby Boomer Trifecta

Verdicchio: Lost and Found

Glass Half Full: 4/24/2018

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