Marketplace AM for April 26, 2005
Americans are sipping more Shiraz and pouring down more pinot than ever before. You can chalk it up to a few things...the movie "Sideways", marketing making wine more approachable, and a glut of grapes that's made the stuff cheaper in some cases than bottled water. U.S. wine consumption has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. And as more of us come to the table, some wine connoisseurs and merchants are worried that a lot of what IS on the table is starting to taste the same. Marketplace's Brian Watt reports.
The city of San Francisco launched public hearings yesterday on how to regulate the medical marijuana trade. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is about to rule on a case involving the growing of medical marijuana. As the city waits for the ruling, Nancy Mullane reports San Francisco officials are worried the pot problem may be out of control.