Jonathan Nossiter, director of wine biz documentary Mondovino: "What happened in the '80s, Reagan comes in. First of all, he makes being dumb good. It becomes laudable to simplify and infantalize. So, movies got transformed. Wine also got transformed...American wine used to be in the '70s, they had that sort of American exuberance and vitality, a nice mixture of ambition and humility..."
Baffled radio-show host: "You're talking about taste?"
Nossiter: I'm talking about the taste of wine, absolutely."
Whatever Nossiter's been drinking? We'll take a case!
— GREG BEATO
Wine Interview [The World]