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Proper vine management can make the difference between an ordinary wine and one with distinctive character. Vines prefer to grow and keep growing, yielding bumper crops of grapes, but a huge crop can translate into lousy wine. Find out how grapegrowers manage the canopy of foliage in their vineyards to best suit each region and grape variety.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 31, 2001.
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