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Climbing out of your wine rut and creating new wine experiences

Climbing out of your wine rut and creating new wine experiences

The universe of wine is expanding at breakneck speed. We started slowly enough. Wines made from the ‘noble’ varietals did us quite nicely for decades. Who could want for more than a shiraz or a chardonnay or a riesling? Well, it turns out, we did want for more.

A decade ago, most wine lists were strangers to words such as tempranillo and nebbiolo yet today they are commonplace. Just as we were getting our heads around these strange sounding Spanish and Italian varietals, on came another wave of exotic names: verdicchio, arneis, viura, scheurebe, schönburger, barbera, assyrtiko, furmint…

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