A group of upstart wine makers and sommeliers have formed an organization called “In Pursuit of Balance”.  Their goal is to promote wines with lower alcohol levels made from grapes picked before they are fully ripe.  Their enemy is Robert Parker, the founder of the Wine Advocate.  His popular ratings have promoted  riper and more flavorful wines with higher alcohol levels.  This battle for the heart and soul of the wine industry is set forth in a recent New York Times article that can be read >>here<<.

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