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The new punk wine movement: is it to your taste?

When wine meets cider, it's time to tread with caution

By Barry Smith  
New wine makers have taken a radical one tack—but are they right to do so?

New wine makers have taken a radical one tack—but are they right to do so?

Is wine a natural product? For centuries, humans have produced drinks from crushed and fermented grapes. Knowledge and practice have been passed between generations and continents. It took effort and endeavour to fashion the skills of all these winemakers. It was far from a natural occurrence.

Sure, if you let grapes grow until they fall from the vine, burst their skins…

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