For centuries, even the best wines were made by accident. Today, they're made by design. While science will never completely replace art in grapegrowing and winemaking, the past 25 years have witnessed a revolution that allows vintners to decide in advance what kind of wine they want to make, then manage their vineyards and wineries to achieve their goals.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2001.
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