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WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Blending Champagne with Moët & Chandon: Great Champagnes are often blends of wines from different vineyards, varieties and vintages. One iconic sparkler, the Moët & Chandon Imperial, is composed of more than 100 base wines. Alison Napjus discusses the nuances of blending with the domaine's chef de cave, Benoit Gouez.
WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEO: Get a primer on Argentina and how its wine regions are defined by the Andes, where vineyards at different altitudes produce different styles of Malbec and Torrontés.
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WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Mark Pendergrast's columns and other articles on coffee.
WineSpectator.com: Members can reference our full archives of Jack Bettridge's columns and other articles on spirits.
WineSpectator.com: In his blogs, James Laube shares updates from his recent tastings and visits with winemakers, and discusses hot-button issues in the wine industry. (Only members may post comments but all visitors may read them.)
WineSpectator.com: For more of Matt Kramer's provocative essays and lively online discussions. (Only members may post comments but all visitors may read them.)
WineSpectator.com: In his blogs, James Molesworth shares updates from his recent tastings and visits with winemakers, tries out different wine pairings, and more. (Only members may post comments but all visitors may read them.)
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