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In Part 1, I said the main point of wine tasting is to judge quality.  And I said quality is objective, based on an aesthetic model of wines’ balance, length, intensity and complexity.  The ability to improve and become even more … Continue reading

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A recurrent conversation, if you are a fizz nerd like me, is whether or not tasting champagne is any different from learning how to taste any other kind of wine. In this Part 1 I write about all wine.  Part 2 will be … Continue reading

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Good wine’s march out from its past limited to the French classics and a few un-French fortifieds has also run parallel with changes in the terms wine tasters use to describe and analyse wine.  Tasting terms are notoriously imprecise of course.  It … Continue reading

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‘Lovely piercing streak of minerality’, usually applied to something white, is ‘I love you’ in wine-speak. It doesn’t come much better. Yet I’ve often felt a tug of doubt over the common ground assumed between winey people when they use … Continue reading

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