Winemaking Takes the Big Plunge
Winemaking doesn't normally require a snorkel, but underwater experiments in Europe may have vintners reassessing their gear. Wines aged in the deep experience different oxygen exposure, temperature and pressure than those stored on land, and several producers have found they like the results. But the science behind the process is not yet understood. Wine Spectator's Suzan Mustacich explains.
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