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Can producers express the same terroir differently? Or is there only one way to express that terroir?

The first line in The Oxford Companion to Wine says this under the definition of terroir: “Terroir — much-discussed term for the total natural environment of any viticultural site.” I have been thinking about this topic since my tasting with … Continue reading

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French-style regulation of yield, site, grape variety and other factors do more harm than good.

Viticultural devastations during the second half of the 1800s in France, such as phylloxera, made fine wines scarce and adulteration and fraud more prevalent. This spurred the creation of french-style regulation of yield, site and grape variety to bring these … Continue reading

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