Some wine news these days seems beyond parody because the headlines read as if they were ripped from The Onion. In honor of April Fool’s Day, here’s a smattering of recent wine stories–see if you can spot the wine spoof in our bluff the reader challenge.
A. The Wine Advocate is set to release new “luxury lifestyle” magazine entitled “100 Points by Robert Parker.”
B. James Suckling has a crystal wine glass marketed as “100 points.”
C. A “Miracle Machine” was touted, which would turn water into wine in three days.
D. The French Senate debated a motion to declare wine part of the national heritage.
E. An organic grape farmer in France may be jailed and fined for not using pesticides.
F. Hail has ruined the vintage at Hong Kong’s only vineyard.
G. The SF Chronicle ran a piece about the “eco-friendly” next generation of vintners who love deer hunting and Porsche racing.
H. There really is a line of wines branded as Wine for Dummies.