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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2011

Defining Terroir

James Laube
Issue: July 31, 2011


Try explaining terroir to a stranger. It can be as difficult as describing gravity to a 6-year-old. If you're lucky, you might get close. But you'll likely end up looking into a quizzical, childlike stare and realize there's a gap in communication and comprehension. Wine Spectator's James Laube explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 28, 2011.


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