Tasting Krug: A Lesson in Blending

The symphonic production of the world’s most popular wine styles

Tasting Krug: A Lesson in Blending
Senior editor Alison Napjus (David Yellen)
From the Apr 30, 2021, issue

Champagne is among the most technically complex wines to produce, blending different grapes, vineyard plots and vintages—potentially choosing from hundreds, even thousands of wines—to create a single bottling of non-vintage Champagne. Julie Cavil, chef de cave at Krug Champagne, likens it to arranging a symphony orchestra. Senior editor Alison Napjus reflects on all the work it takes to create these prized sparkling wines.

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