Building a “Greener” Vineyard by Making it, Well, Greener

Ask yourself this: what does the quintessential vineyard look like when you picture “vineyard” in your mind?

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Giving a Fuck, Mate: Banrock Station

Banrock Station is a vineyard out of Australia, with a developed variety of whites, reds, and everything in between. According to its website, Banrock Station has devoted over 6 million AU to over 130 countries for environmental projects, from animal conservation to plant preservation across the globe. It also has a managed wetlands right next to its wine-making property.

I’ll drink to that.

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The New York Sour: Whiskey and Wine at the Same Damn Time

When I Snapchatted that I was making a drink with whiskey and red wine, I received more “eww”s back than anything else. Fair enough. If I hadn’t directed my life into the spirits world, I, along with my 23 year-old peers, would also probably imagine some room temperature Jack poorly mixed with a vinegary, tannin-heavy “house red”, whatever that means. I, too, would tell that to please fuck off.

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On Box Wine

I blame Franzia for the poor reputation of box wine that has been imprinted in the minds of Americans. It’s the shit you use for freshman year dorm room parties, and quasi-elaborate drinking games that jeopardized your academics standing. Or, if you’re me, it’s also what your parents bought until Costco started carrying Yellowtail in their large format bottles.

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