Wine 2013, the year so far. With most of the year in our rearview mirrors, it's a good time to take stock of some recent and not so recent developments that are sure to change the vinous landscape in 2013 and beyond. From new inventions to legal turnabouts, the air is filled with change, which is not surprising seeing as wine has never been as popular.
That of course is at the crux of all these developments. Wine is continuing to experience widespread growth and increase in popularity, which of course means that there is money to made in the world of wine, and the easiest money isn't made in the wine industry itself, but rather on the edges of wine culture. This is where innovation can be rewarded, and low-hanging fruit still remains to be picked. Having said that, let's take a look at some of the pivotal moments of recent months.
— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth