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Inside the University of Bordeaux’s intensive wine tasting course

For those hankering for a deeper understanding of wine — for those who want to peer behind the curtain of hedonism and start to learn what it’s all about — I cannot recommend highly enough the University of Bordeaux’s professional … Continue reading

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On “typicity” and appellations in French wines

I always assumed that the French system of classifying wines made a lot of sense. However, recently I have realized that this system is more controversial, and potentially damaging to long-term wine quality, than I thought. Continue reading

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What is “natural” wine?

This question is a bit divisive since opinions on the subject are varied and strongly held. The Wikipedia definition, which is a good jumping-off point, describes natural winemaking as “minimal chemical and technological intervention in growing grapes and making them … Continue reading

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