Of Course Napa Stag’s Leap Cab Pairs Best with Pot!
I experienced "pot wine" some years ago and as Crane Carter, Napa's pot evangelist tells the Daily Beast, it does produce "an interesting little buzz.”
However, as trends go and as stories about trends go, the recent story about pot-laced wine growing in popularity comes without a sniff or whiff of confirmation. Who knows if more folks are making pot wine, let alone drinking it. The author of this story and its sources don't know, despite the headline claim. This story, that has made the rounds on the Internet over the past couple of days, is really not much more than one more llinking of wine to pot.
Still, a couple of claims caught my eye about this story beyond the claim that more folks are making and drinking pot wine:
1. "Napa’s main grape, is the variety of choice for marijuana-seasoned wine, and that fruit from the Stag’s Leap district is thought to pair particularly well with pot."
Really? Stag's Leap District Cabernet pairs well with pot? Really? I'm sure the folk over at the Stag's Leap District Winegrowers Association are thrilled to see this kind of nonsensical assertion made in the media. On the other hand, I'm betting a few folks in the Calistoga and Howell Mountain appellations would dispute that Stag's Leap Cab pairs better with pot than their own Cabernet.
2. Crane Carter, president of the "Napa Valley Marijuana Growers", believes "that cannabis wine has a bright future in Napa."
We need a better definition of "bright" here, don't we?
Associating pot with wine in order to bolster and polish the image of pot via association with wine is hardly new. The folks at "Regulate Marijuana Like Wine", who are attempting but likely set to fail to get this initiative on the California ballot, understand the value of putting pot on the pedestal next to wine.