A wine for summer drinking

Beyond the usual suspects of Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc there is a world of delicious light-bodied white wines to be explored. Of course, most of these varieties are relatively unknown. Spain is known for its expertise in wine and has a treasure trove of grape...

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Why some wines taste like bell pepper

If you’ve been wondering why youthful wines from certain grapes taste really fruit-driven and others have a lot of savory flavors, the answer may be methoxypyrazine. A group of these rich flavors which also includes “bell pepper”come from a specific aroma compound...

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A Year in Burgundy

What lies within the rhythm of a year? The vines bud and grow leaves and tendrils, and are trained, cared for. They make grapes, and a small, diligent army of hands comes to carry them away. The stripped vines die back, dry and brown, and turn to brush. The brush is...

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Give the wine back to the winemaker!

A smartly dressed wine journalist, who has never made a drop of wine in his life, tells a shy winemaker during a mega trade fair how he should make his wine. The wine would have been better if the wine process had been so and so, and if in the vineyard this and if...

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