Dr. Vinny's 25 Top Answers to 'What's the Difference Between …?'
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What’s the difference between a Dr. Vinny question and a popular Dr. Vinny question? Turns out “What’s the difference …?” explanations are among the most read (and re-read) of my columns year-in and year-out. Here I’ve compiled more than 25 of these disambiguations for anyone looking to freshen up their wine knowledge for 2021.
What’s the difference between …
Claret, Meritage and Bordeaux?
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc?
Bordeaux's Left Bank and Right Bank?
Châteaus Mouton-Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild?
A wine cellar and a wine cooler?
Terroir, appellations and AVAs?
Pét-nat and col fondo sparkling wines?
Premier and grand cru Burgundy?
Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Brunello?
Refractometers and saccharometers?
Estate wine and single-vineyard wine?