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Steve Unwin

Now we’ve talked about yeast before, albeit in a different context, but frankly I feel like these little buggers require a bit more examination. Yeast, after all, is arguably the most important fungus on the planet. It’s responsible for wine,… [Read more...]

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Steve Unwin

Now we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. First, we talked about dirt; next, we talked about climate; today, we’re going to take a look at some specific examples of regions and how their own individual traits express that very special… [Read more...]

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Steve Unwin

You’re in a restaurant, and you’ve confidently ordered off the wine list. The sommelier brings your bottle, hands you the cork and pours you a small taste. Now what? Stay calm. Don’t sniff at that cork. This ritual isn’t just… [Read more...]

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And we’re back. It’s time for “Terroir, Part Two,” and this time it’s all about location, location, location. Last week we talked about soil composition and you graduated with a license to use the word alluvial. This week we’ll work “macroclimate”… [Read more...]

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Ah yes, terrior: How French, how terribly oenological. This broadly applied term comes from the French word terre which means “land,” but what it really refers to is a wine’s “sense of place.” That makes sense, right, for your grape juice… [Read more...]

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