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The 2003 Vintage Roundup

Snapshot of expected quality in key wine regions
Issue: January 31, 2004

Even for veteran winemakers, 2003 was a year of unusual extremes. Most of Europe suffered under a brutal heat wave and drought that drastically cut the crop size and led to record-early harvests. For normally cool regions, such as Austria, Germany and northern France, this turned out to be largely good news, with very ripe grapes producing exceptionally rich wines.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2004.

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