BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING 08.20.18
There is no solution. This should be a concern for all.
Spoiler alert. That’s not the headline on this story, but the last line. An absolutely fascinating, and damning, essay about how money changes everything about wine, including the stories about it. Leaving those who write about the beverage in a not so great place.
This makes those writers, at best, outside observers of a world to which they will never belong (there’s honour, if little insight, in that). At worst, they become a set of adjective-juggling courtiers, fools and jesters, there to lubricate the relationship between wine-making kings and queens and their luxuriously wealthy global public.”
I may have to find space for “adjective-juggling courtier” next time I order business cards.
First, a couple calls to action:
Brewery compensation survey.
At least it is a call to action if you work for a brewery. There are plenty of people looking forward to reading the results.
HEY CRAFT BEER DRINKERS, SELLERS, MAKERS, AND ASSORTED HANGERS ON! I am working on a research project about "advocacy beers"–beers brewed and sold in public support/opposition of a cause or policy. If you know of an example, please reply to this thread…(continued) pic.twitter.com/L4yuVBkmds
— Dr. Jackson-Beckham (@jnikolbeckham) August 17, 2018