The wine world can be fickle, embracing one grape and discarding yesterday's favorites. (Remember Merlot?) Of course, there's nothing wrong with trying new flavors, and diversity is one of the great strengths of wine. So keep exploring.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 27, 2009.
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