The Chill Is Gone--Or Is It?

Issue: December 15, 1995

December 15, 1995 The Chill Is Gone--Or Is It? By Matt Kramer At a wine judging in Italy I witnessed one of the more bizarre, to say nothing of off-putting, rituals of wine. I was sitting at a table of judges and we were all engaged in the usual wine-swirling, wine-sniffing rigmarole that is essential to wine tasting--as opposed to wine drinking.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 1995.

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