Finding the Sweet Spot
Some vintners are seeking lower alcohol levels in their wines, pushing back against history and nature
From the Apr 30, 2012, issue
What should wine taste like? This is not a question with a simple answer. What winemakers and wine drinkers consider "classic" or "ideal" is constantly evolving, depending on the era, the wine type and the culture. Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman explains.
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