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The Second Defining Element of Great Wine

To me, all great wines have flavors—whatever those flavors are—that are precise, well-defined, and expressive. So in this, the second installment of my series, What Makes Great Wine Great? I want to address what I call precision in wine.   … Continue reading

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The Biggest Wine Question of All Time

I’ve always found it remarkable that few wine books address the issue of what makes great wine great. That’s probably the biggest WINE QUESTION of all time…yet, startlingly, almost no one talks about it. Fifteen years ago, I started thinking … Continue reading

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On the Value of Corruption in Wine

The description “fruity” has become such a positive in the last two decades that what I’m about to suggest may seem surprising, even sacrilegious. First let me say, I love fruit in wine. I just tasted Ridge’s newly released “Ponzo” … Continue reading

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