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Looking Past the Label

James Laube
Issue: December 15, 2004

You've probably heard the expression "It tasted better at the winery." This phrase is typically used in dismay. It reflects the difference between the way a wine tasted at a winery (when you were savoring a glass or two with the friendly owner or winemaker) and the way it tasted when you paid for it and opened it at home for dinner.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 2004.

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