Is a lack of emotional commitment the modern wine way?
It’s a contemporary wine paradox: The more wines we have to choose from, the less emotionally committed we become. This is unique to our time. Indeed, you could go so far as to say that it’s a 21st-century phenomenon, so recent is it. On the surface, the problem—if that’s the word—is sheer abundance. Anyone who follows wine in the United States knows that we’re seeing today a diversity and abundance of wines never previously witnessed.