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April 2018

Brettanomyces: Wine Foe, Beer Friend
The yeast that most winemakers avoid helps make noteworthy styles of beer
Posted: Apr 17, 2018 11:00am ET
By Emma Balter
Brettanomyces is (generally) not a desired phenomenon in wine. But in beer, some brewers have embraced the yeast to make noteworthy styles. Wine Spectator's Emma Balter looks into this trend
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Own Rooted vs. Grafted Vines: Which Make Better Wines?
Two winemakers working with century-old vineyards share their thoughts
Posted: Apr 13, 2018 4:10pm ET
By Aleks Zecevic
Today, due to the scourge of the phylloxera louse, the vast majority of the world’s fine-wine grapevines are grafted onto native American rootstocks. However, scattered across the world are small pockets of surviving vines planted on their own roots. Working with these vines is risky. Bedrock founder Morgan Twain-Peterson and Germany's Dr. Ulrich Stein weigh in on the pros and cons.
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An Ode to White Bordeaux
The reds get all the fuss, but the whites deserve your attention
Posted: Apr 6, 2018 1:00pm ET
By Emma Balter
Wine Spectator's Emma Balter believes Bordeaux's white wines deserve more attention. Here's why.
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