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NV or not NV? Champagne reserves strengthen non-vintage consistency

NV or not NV? Champagne reserves strengthen non-vintage consistency | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
"The real story of Champagne is based on the quality of the nonvintage. "
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I beleive there is too much emphasis by the comentaria in general about wine as an expression of terroir and not enough about wine as an expression of techniques.  why can't wine be appreciated for craftmanship as much as from origin? a work of art is often appreciated for its brush stroke as it is for its use of colors. i beleive that technique has a great deal of pleasure to offer wine lovers.  think of marsala, think of vin santo, think of trentodoc with 72 months on lees...
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Do "hand-picked" grapes mean better wine? - PALATE PRESS

Do "hand-picked" grapes mean better wine? - PALATE PRESS | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
What to think when a label's back half boasts hand-picked or hand-harvested grapes? Should we be suspicious of machine-harvesting, and is machine-harvesting bad?
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Qu'est-ce que le style? | Jacques Benoit | Jacques Benoit

Qu'est-ce que le style? | Jacques Benoit | Jacques Benoit | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Il y a toujours mille et une questions à se poser au sujet du vin. Ce qui est, bien sûr, une autre des raisons de la fascination qu'il exerce.
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Chardonnay Can Taste of Apples, Oak, and Everything In-Between

Chardonnay Can Taste of Apples, Oak, and Everything In-Between | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Different styles around the world prove the grape’s versatility.
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