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  • Joe Kane: Understanding the Modern German Wine Landscape

    A cool-climate wine region steeped in Old World tradition, with origins dating to the Roman Empire. A detailed hierarchy of vineyards, with specific soil types that encourage two key grape varieties to flourish under optimal conditions. Wines with te...
    • 20 Jan 2023
  • Tom Stevenson: Champagne Classifications and Pricing

    There are currently 17 grands crus and 42 premiers crus in Champagne, and negociants work directly with growers to set prices in a completely free market. But the number of grands and premiers crus, the connotations of these terms, and the guidelines...
    • 5 Jan 2023
  • Elizabeth Gabay: Szekszárd

    The wines regarded as the flagships of Hungary are the sweet styles of Tokaj PDO and, increasingly, the dry Furmints from the same region. But their fame often means that wines from the rest of the country are overlooked. In Szekszárd, one of ...
    • 2 Dec 2022
  • Beverley Blanning: Cabernet Franc In the Loire

    Cabernet Franc has long taken a back seat to its dazzling offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon. So wildly successful has the latter become that for most of the wine-drinking public, the name Cabernet simply means Cabernet Sauvignon. Does anyone know, or eve...
    • 22 Nov 2022
  • Elizabeth Gabay: The Role of White Grapes in Rosé

    The idea of white grapes in rosé may come as a surprise to some. Surely not! Yet the blending of red and white grapes has a long history, and the practice is still used for many rosés. Combining Whites and Reds Beyond Rosé Making...
    • 7 Oct 2022
  • Susan Lin: The Power of the Story

    What does it take for a wine to be recognized as great? Wines of excellent quality are easily found in the global market. What makes certain wines rise above the others and become iconic? Acknowledgment of outstanding quality by both consumers and in...
    • 23 Sep 2022
  • Jessica Dupuy: Defining a New Italy

    The road between Siena and Montalcino is a winding thoroughfare snaking its way through the earth-toned farmhouses and cypress trees. It’s a stretch of road Andrea Lonardi often takes to check on the handful of vineyard estates he oversees. As ...
    • 2 Sep 2022
  • Caroline Gilby: Istria: Wine Across Borders

    “My family has lived in the same house for over a century, yet the last four generations have had four different passports,” explains Croatian winemaker Ivica Matošević. He lives in the heart of Istria, the largest peninsula in the...
    • 5 Aug 2022
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