Before bombarding your fav liquor store with these suggested questions, we need to find out if the NYT was being “sarcastic,” or offering “dry humor.”

Or just being hysterical.

Via CNS News.

Wine drinkers contribute to climate change when they don’t do proper research and make the right purchase decisions, The New York Times warns in a how-to guide….

The Times advises wine buyers to research winemakers to find answers to questions like:

• Do they plow or till, or do they have a crop cover?
• Do they mow their crop cover, instead of rolling it?
• Do they make and use their own organic compost?
• Do they still use combustion engines, or have they switched to electric or hybrid vehicles?
• Do they use chemical sprays?
• Do they “promote biodiversity and soil life?”
• Do they use renewable fuels?
• Do they catch and store the carbon they produce?
• What energy source do they use?
• What are their water management practices?

Additionally, the article recommends that, when shopping for wines in stores, consumers should:

• Buy wine in lightweight bottles,
• Complain about heavier wine bottles,
• Buy wine at bars and restaurants that store wine in kegs,
• Favor boxed wines.

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  1. IndieGal4USA says:

    After reading this, I vote for hysterical!! Time for a nice glass of Pinot Noir, the bottle of which has none of the above information available. Can’t wait to survey the local winemakers!

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