Tag Archives: Terroir

The Beauty of a Woman

It has been a tough winter for many of us in the continental climate areas – New York City is no exception. A mutant flu and cold season brought many people down for the count, allergies have been more prevalent … Continue reading

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Alsace Challenges Our Ideas about Riesling

Many years ago, when I was first learning about Alsace (region in North East corner of France), I learned three things: there are lots of different soil types, various grape varieties and mainly produce single variety wines. And I learned, … Continue reading

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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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Etna’s sense of place. Marketing tool for wine nerds? Or a truly unique experience?

First of all, I am a wine nerd. This blog is certainly not an attack on wine nerds, as I will defend them with my dying breath. But it is an examination of why I am attracted to certain wines … Continue reading

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