Cover Photo: A photograph of a white sculpted hand holding a white sculpted bottle, protruding from a  white wall.  Just below the neck of the bottle is a real wine glass, full of red wine, held by another sculpted white hand that protrudes from the wall.
Photograph by Hayffield L/Unsplash

Who Can Afford to Make and Drink Wine?

If someone paid half a million for a single bottle of wine, how much did the grape harvesters earn making it?

Meg Bernhard is a writer from California's Inland Empire who spent several years living in Spain and Belgium. She's written for the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, and others. An essay she wrote for Hazlitt about finding meaning in shared grief will be published in the 2021 Best American Travel Writing anthology. She is currently working on a book about wine and power.