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September 2013

The Real Winemakers
Forget terroir, forget enology school graduates—the true wine heroes are single-cell fungi
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 11:30am ET
By Mitch Frank

I spent much of the summer writing about people who produce some of the world's greatest wines, but the other day I realized something—I haven't written anything about the true winemakers. I'm talking about the ones who get dirty, turning grape juice into the complex beverage we all love. They're even ready to sacrifice their lives. I'm talking about yeast.

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