The New Wine Literacy

Matt Kramer
Issue: December 15, 2008

Of late I've been preoccupied by the impact, and the desirability, of a radically changed—and still changing—wine world. Simply put, we now have a) so many new wines; b) from so many new or revived places; c) from so many new producers, that everything we once considered "wine literacy" is almost obsolete.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 17, 2008.

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