While the 2010 vintage is still hanging on the vines in the United States and Europe, there's juice fermenting in the tanks of the Southern Hemisphere. This vintage will be remembered most for the devastating earthquake that struck Chile before harvest; thankfully, the wine industry persevered and the vintage looks promising. Most wine regions below the equator enjoyed more peaceful growing seasons. Here's a first peek.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 29, 2010.
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