Bocce Courts

August 24, 2011
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There are a number of theories as to why bocce spread so quickly in America's better backyards in the past decade, but the most compelling is the oenological hypothesis. Bocce, in which grapefruit-size balls are rolled down a finely groomed court, can be played while holding a wine glass with nearly zero spillage. Not for nothing, as they say in Brooklyn, where Italian gentlemen play the game in public parks, but bocce's sudden popularity closely tracks the meteoric rise of domestic wine consumption over the same period.