"I am not the 'Boont' God."
With wave after wave of socioeconomic changes crashing into the Anderson Valley, a quiet and historically agrarian area, the lifestyle that gave rise to Boontling is quickly fading away. The fate and the future of the kitschy tongue lies solely in how the community comes to terms with market forces, the environment and, most importantly, its values.
[00:20] “Gymnopedies 2” by Blue Dot Sessions [01:10] Map of the Anderson Valley (SF Gate) [02:20] A list of some boontling terms Part I Part II [03:15] See more context here: [04:15] More on John Frati and Frati Horn (avwines.com) [05:25] “Veins of Coal” performed by Richie Stearns [06:45] Bruce Anderson response to Ep. 016 (The Anderson Valley Advertiser) [07:00] Instances of published satire gone awry [07:05] More light reading about the Anderson Valley Advertiser (Newsweek) [08:40] Light reading on David Severn’s time as publisher of The AVA (Editor & Publisher) [09:10] More on the “Redwood Summer” in Part I [09:20] “Lemon and Melon (Piano Version)” by Blue Dot Sessions [09:50] More on the wine explosion in Part II [10:05] Map of wineries and vineyards in the Anderson Valley (Chasingthevine.com) [10:05] List of the big wine players in the valley (The Anderson Valley Advertiser) Related reading on pesticides in the Central Valley (Pacific Standard) [11:10] Mendocino County’s history on GMOs (Wine Spectator) [12:00] “Rapids” by Blue Dot Sessions [12:20] Light reading on water use per California crop (Mother Jones) How much wine gets produced per acre (Wine Spectator) How many grapes in a bottle of wine (Vinepair) Light reading on what’s in a bottle of wine (Wine Folly) Related: The water footprint of other foods (Los Angeles Times) Related: A visual of California’s agricultural water footprint (Mother Jones) Background on an Olympic-sized swimming pool (Wikipedia) [12:30] On the issue of wine, water and drought (The Sacramento Bee) [13:10] Light reading on the vineyard irrigation debate (SF Gate) [13:40] More on Jim Doersken (The Press Democrat) [16:10] Light reading on the creek behind Doersken’s house (The Anderson Valley Advertiser) [18:50] A Brief History of California Water Policy (Public Policy Institute of California) [19:05] A little more on the City of Los Angeles’ pueblo rights [19:45] A helpful video how water becomes a right (US Law Review) Related: Light reading on the Central and State Water Project Alexis Madrigal on the California Water Crisis (The Atlantic) John Muir on the Hetch Hetchy Issue in early 1900s (George Mason University) [21:00] Map of California’s water system (Capital Public Radio) Related: A quick primer on Gov. Jerry Brown’s water tunnel project (San Jose Mercury News) Part III of a short doc-series on tunnel project (VICE) ...and the politics playing out behind the scenes (Sacramento Bee) [21:20] Latest on Gov. Jerry Brown’s tunnel project (Los Angeles Times) [21:45] “Leavanger” (Minimal) by Blue Dot Sessions [22:15] More on The Wonderful Company and Stuart Resnick (Mother Jones) Related: The larger impact behind California agriculture (KCET) 2016 California Domestic Wine Sales and some additional background (Wine Institute) 2016 U.S. Box Office Domestic Sales (Box Office Mojo) [22:40] More on the state of California’s big green thumb (2016 California Department of Food and Agriculture) More on the race to the bottom (News Deeply) [25:20] The state of California wells (Marketplace) [26:15] More on California’s new groundwater law (KQED) And the criticisms of the mandate (Los Angeles Times) [26:25] And some light reading on California’s state mandate of 25 percent water reduction (Los Angeles Times) Related: The state of industrial well drilling (National Geographic) Rela