Episode 170: The Politics of Wine

January 13, 2001
Listen: The Politics of Wine

We're taking a look at the politics of wine in America with our guest Bruce Cass, author of The Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America. Bruce says it's easier for a 13 year-old to buy a gun on the Internet than it is for an adult to purchase a bottle of wine.

Polar explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen are making history as they attempt to ski some 2,400 miles across Antarctica. They'll join us by phone from their tent near the South Pole and tell us what they've been eating on their journey and share the recipe for Liv's Mother's Kentucky Cake. Jane and Michael Stern are in sunny San Diego eating authentic Hawaiian food at Da Kine's Plate Lunches. Cheese monger Steve Jenkins is back and this time he's talking butter. It's in style again, especially the flavorful cultured butter Steve loves.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • January 13, 2001