The Unhinged Anti-Wine Brigade Is Out in Force in Napa
They say, if they are coming at you, you must be doing something right. I don’t think the anonymous author of the email below had that axiom in mind when they penned and sent this classic today in response to a recent post here at Fermentation:
You are an idiot, Mr. Wark. And a toole (sic).
Those “unhinged alarmists” you denigrate in your story understand what is happening to the Napa Valley. The corporate stooges that make up this Valley’s “industry” have been raping the land, hills, trees and the environment for decades. And they don’t give a shit and neither do you. If there aren’t some restrictions put in place all we’ll have are vineyards and not a tree in sight because they could care less.
The wine industry doesn’t get to dictate what life is better than others and it sure doesn’t get to ruin the valley or everyone else in pursuit of the all mighty dollar. You bet the citizens of napa want to “roll” back visitors to the valley. They are killing us with more hotels, more traffic, moor (sic) water pollution and all so wine capitalism can thrive at the expense of the environment.
If you want to sell your wine then do it like everyone else sells stuff and put it in the stores. Not in the “event centers” that have nothing to do with agriculture or farming.
The Woodland Initiative will pass and there won’t be any fucking technicality to stop it this time. you can bet on this. And when it does you can bet there will be laughter when we watch you and the rest of the land rapists cry into your wine.
I’ve never considered myself a “toole” of anyone except my clients and in this case, the post to which the good writer refers wasn’t written on behalf of anyone but myself. But that’s really beside the point, isn’t it.
The point, of course, is the point of the Oak Woodland Initiative. To quote: “You bet the citizens of napa want to “roll” back visitors to the valley.”
I get the impression this won’t be the first unhinged radical to suggest that Napa wineries close down tasting rooms. The Oak Woodland Initiative is hardly a strategy to protect anything.
But…Thank you for writing.
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