Why is the French Wine Classification so important when choosing a wine? The idea of classifying wines, and controlling them from the standpoint of quality, is not a new idea. Centuries ago the Dukes of Burgundy decided that Gamay was an inferior grape, and banned its production. The Pinot Noir grape was planted instead, [...]
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De Gustibus! by L.D. Lathrop (French Wine Explorers’ Bordeaux Prestige guest) Written for SanDiegoMagazine.com How To Gain Entrée Into a Wine Society, Dear San Diego is home to chapters of several world-renowned wine societies where swirling, sniffing, sipping and slurping are practiced with aplomb. Members regularly ...