Tag Archives: Terroir

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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