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  • Rebecca Gibb: The Birth of the Wine Connoisseur

    Food and wine connoisseurs are a relatively new breed, but they were many decades in the making. The first shoots emerged in the early 1800s with the dawn of modern food and wine books, which provided readers with the knowledge and information they n...
    • 16 Apr 2021
  • Bryce Wiatrak: An Introduction to Muscat

    Wine lovers often marvel at the tremendous versatility of Chardonnay. Ever the chameleon, Chardonnay gives us such disparate entities as Montrachet and Champagne; steely Chablis and buttery California examples; hordes of supermarket bottlings and a h...
    • 4 Mar 2021
  • Bryce Wiatrak: Musigny

    “Imagine Musigny like a big lake. It’s a large, luminous, and deep lake. A lake that includes Amoureuses, by the way, that includes also most of the premiers crus, but that doesn’t include Bonnes Mares. Bonnes Mares is at the edge o...
    • 14 Oct 2020
  • Miquel Hudin: Misunderstood Topics in Spanish Wine

    On the surface, Spain seems relatively straightforward as compared to the other top producers of wine worldwide. It has just 97 DOP-level regions—nothing like the nearly 400 appellations of France. Unlike Italy, which claims as many as 2,000 na...
    • 21 Aug 2020
  • Bryce Wiatrak: Sangiovese on Edge

    Chianti Classico is the first wine I truly loved. In the summer before my junior year of college, I spent two months studying opera in Arezzo, just east of the appellation’s edge. On that trip, I visited my very first winery, San Felice, where ...
    • 26 Jun 2020
  • Bryce Wiatrak: Pioneers of Place

    Where do wine regions come from? The question might seem overly simplistic, yet every region has an origin story. While the Old World has several orders of monks—or perhaps Roman soldiers, or maybe Phoenician traders—to thank for the prol...
    • 22 May 2020
  • Geoffrey Crawford: Wine & Medicine

    While the precise human discovery of wine will forever remain a mystery, it is certainly an ancient one. Evidence, such as the recent archeological discovery of ceramic wine storage casks in the present-day country of Georgia, suggests that vinicultu...
    • 8 May 2020
  • Bryce Wiatrak: La Landonne

    “Today’s a Landonne day,” Philippe Guigal says to me with boyish delight. As he reiterates later, Landonne was his vineyard. “I was born in January 1975, and Landonne has been planted in January 1975,” he explains. Phili...
    • 9 Apr 2020
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