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Nature, or Man?
Issue: December 31, 2002

It's the eternal question of wine: Does the vintage make the wine, or does the vintner? In the game of wine, there are essentially two indispensable players: the natural cycle, summed up in the grapes at harvest, and human skill, which turns the raw material into bottled beauty.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 2002.

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