I'm fascinated by the change in fashions for wines. They happen slowly and we are not so aware of them, especially when we are new to wine. But look at a wine list from decades ago and it is true that the past is another country.
Just posted online is a list from July 1914 - exactly one hundred years ago. Its the list of The Wine Society, a mutual wine buying club founded in 1874 and still going strong. Note the prominence given to fortified wines.
The Wine Society is the oldest wine club in the world, and I am glad to be a member.
The list is at http://www.thewinesociety.com/resources/downloads/july-1914.pdf
Here's the latest article from the Wine site at BellaOnline.com.
Barrels and grapes are about the only constants, says Peter F May. Machines are taking over in the winery and nothing is weirder than seeing a line of robot feet tramping towards you.
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