The rise of natural wine has prompted a lot of questions in the wine world, and one of the most pressing is, “Why?”

Why has this particular category garnered so much attention, despite still being a tiny fraction of the industry? That’s just one of the questions that Adam and Zach dive into on this week’s mailbag episode of the VinePair podcast. Also tackled are questions about aging egg nog; whether gin is finally having a moment; if the rise of a specific kind of red blend has ruined the entire idea of red blends; and how you can learn more about drinks without coming off like a jerk to friends and family.

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