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Great Grapes: Pinot Noir
Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews
Issue: May 15, 2006

Pinot Noir is hot. Ever since the movie Sideways became a surprise hit, sales have surged and suddenly everyone is in love with this subtle, supple wine. But of course this overnight success has been in the works for a thousand years or so, ever since medieval monks began tending Pinot Noir vines in eastern France, in what is now known as Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

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