Cartoonist Doug Pike pours a little humor with his wine. Coauthor of a book of wine cartoons (with a foreword by legendary wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr.), Pike effectively takes any pretense out of wine drinking by illustrating miniature stories we can all relate to. Look for more cartoons from the book in the weeks to come. And remember, when it comes to the future of small wineries, we don’t yet know that irradiated grapes can’t make award-winning radioactive wine. We just have a feeling they can’t.