Why Grow Wine in the City?

Grapes do remarkably well downtown

Frontenac grapes grown at Ground Zero for my wine, Château Nul (photo by Paul Greenberg)

For the last 16 years I have maintained a garden at New York’s Ground Zero, a stone’s throw from where the World Trade Center once stood. It has been an arduous sometimes amusing, always frustrating process. On this 20th anniversary of 9/11 I’ve written a couple of pieces about it all one for The New York Times, another for The Guardian. The history and…