I've heard the arguments, and I'm sure you have, too: Today's wines are too ripe, and alcohol levels are too high.
There is no disputing the facts. Modern wines are riper, with more alcohol than they had 10 years ago.
The question, it seems, is who cares? I've talked to a healthy cross-section of wine connoisseurs, winemakers and simply wine lovers. No one once mentioned these as problems. We have a waterfall of wine choices and the options grow by the day. Don't like one wine or style? Just choose another.
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