America – The New Wine Frontier. Jancis Robsinson reports that Americans drink their way through a depression. Europeans curb their appetites (but not by too too much). Read the full OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) report.
In a BBC news piece from May 2008, researchers from the Heriot Watt University found wine-tasting heavily affected by music. (I wonder if that was at all affected by the fact that the “research involved 250 students at the university who were offered a free glass of wine in exchange for their views” ).
That said, pour yourself a glass, pull up a chair, and watch this.