Millenials v. Baby Boomers: Who Does Wine Better?

The Diagonal Oenophile

I want to talk about the differences between Boomers and Millenials in the wine world on several fronts. Sorry Xers, for simplicity’s sake, I kept you out. Here are the the differences I see:

Opportunity:

The Wine Advocate was Parker’s wine criticism newsletter. Credit: Wikipedia

Back in the day, all you had to do to become famous was start a newsletter (Parker) or plant a few acres of cabernet in the right spot (Winiarski). Baby Boomers were immensely lucky to grow up with the industry—and therefore find opportunity all around them.

Alice Feiring became a wine writer before she knew much about it…she learned on the job. Even the first two wine writers for The Wall Street Journal, Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, were hobbyists who began in other fields.

Today, the market is overcrowded for Millenials in both wine writing and making. We are lucky to get 10 blog…

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