Check out the new, mobile-friendly!

Compelling Beans

Mark Pendergrast
Issue: April 30, 2014

New York's Finger Lakes region, noted for its scenic vistas and pure water, has its share of activists who want to make sure that there is no hydraulic fracturing for potential gas in the area's underlying shale. Some local vineyard owners are concerned about fracking's effects. So is a cutting-edge coffee roaster who wants you to help prevent it, by buying his Fracktivist Organic Blend. Wine Spectator's Mark Pendergrast explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 17, 2014.

To continue reading this page, become a member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!

Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories