Millennials meet goff…tBoW meets the GlassJar

tBoW was considering a new tBoW feature; the Stuhl Report. Well you can put that Stuhl on hold. Allow me to introduce The GlassJar; wine writer with a wine pedigree who could care less about wine. GlassJar has enjoyed wine in the past. Today he has a burr under his saddle and goff is his muse. Wine reviews follow.

GJ – Despite one’s skill level, there remains no doubt that golf shines as one of the most unique sports. People of all levels of athletic ability come together for a rewarding day on the links. Golf serves as an ageless game for those of all ages. The ongoing love-hate relationship many have with the game allows the sport to stand out in ways newcomers would never anticipate. The agonizing frustration of missing a putt for par, the relaxed setting of beautiful scenery, plus charming company typifies the game that can bring out the worst and best of us in the same couple of minutes. While the sport has stood the test of time since it’s advent on American soil, a unique generation undeniably imposes noteworthy challenges to the survival of this American classic.

Generating complaints from all over, millennials have made a rather notable mark on society. From taking pictures of their meals to tweeting their anger towards elections they don’t vote in, this generation will undoubtedly grow up with a different mentality into adulthood than generations before. This selfie-taking demographic will have a significant impact on the more than 2 million acres dedicated to golf in the United States. As a game of class and patience, golf will receive an alarming wake up call from an upcoming generation known for opposite qualities. Working to improve your game under the scorching sun – without a suitable swing – takes an immense amount of patience. Many millennials have a hard time sticking with a job they find unglamorous. Many can’t find the patience to listen to what a college guest speaker has to say before bursting into protest. Youngsters without the ability to stick with something long enough to see desirable results. They will not likely have the resolute nature needed to perfect their chip shot.

Back to wine…innaminnit. Apparently, millenials lack patience. And are ill suited for goff. Lordy lordy there is some kind of concern with Millenials. Whaddya think?

Here’s yer dang wine review dadgummit.


Eiswein is harvested in the field by hand at the first seasonal frost. Juice is pressed from the frozen bunches. It is ridiculously sweet and typically low alcohol – 12% in this gem. This producer is among the greatest in the world; Robert Kracher. He is Austrian. The wine is made from Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, and Scheurebe. Many wineries specialize in dessert wines but they are cheaters. They pick the late harvest grapes then freeze them. These wine makers’ best customers are – you guessed it – millennials and golfers.

For your further amusement…RRRRUBBBBIIITTTT!

6 Comments

  1. Kraacher rocks. Find his dessert chardonnay.

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    Bacchus says:

    Chardonnay? I love a radical winemaker. He must grow it in his vineyards? I don’t know. Does he source? Tasting notes left out in my rush to post: soon as cork is pulled the petroleum hits the nostrils with wafts of apricot. After a week with a cork in it and half left in the 750 bottle the apricot has overcome, the petrol is gone and burnt sugar has joined the palate pleasing core.

  3. Don’t know the source. it’s austria.

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    Kris B says:

    What’s up with the golf digression?

    Also, in what world is 12% low alcohol for an eiswein!?

    P.S. A lot of German and Austrians grow chardonnay, especially outside the Mosel. Most of it sucks, but the locals love to have “international” plonk to suck down. That being said, we’ve had chardonnay from Knoll in the Wachau that was transcendent. I’m sure Kracher’s is also very good. As always, it boils down to the quality of the raw material and in whose hands you place it.

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    Bacchus says:

    “Ice wine usually has a slightly lower alcohol content than regular table wine. Some Riesling ice wines from Germany have an alcohol content as low as 6%. Ice wines produced in Canada usually have higher alcohol content, between eight and 13 percent.” tBoW’s comment was being happy to have lower alcohol wines in general.

    …”the locals love to have international” plonk to suck down.” And you mean to say Canadian ice wines are popular in Austria and Germany?

    Contributed content is especially welcome in the new edition. The Glass Jar is a generous contributor seeking a voice. Cartoons coming up!

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