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I was absolutely blown away the first time I tasted Torrontés. It had a nose of tropical fruit and flowers, not too dissimilar to that of a Gewürztraminer; but with slashes of refreshing citrus. It was intense, crisp, and richly perfumed. My experience was all that and then some. I had not been this excited […]

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Wine: It Can’t Handle the Heat

I arrived in Spain in the dead of summer ready to gorge myself on everything from Rioja to Jerez. However, my quest quickly transformed into a game of ‘name that wine fault’. The majority of the wine’s defects were caused by heat, and took the form of oxidation or maderization. I think it is safe […]

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