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Wine: great wine has no “meaning”

A well-made wine shows the decisions and care of the winemaker

By Barry Smith   August 2015

What does it take to understand wine? To some people the very idea will seem absurd: we can understand a play or a painting, but with wines we achieve all there is to know just by tasting them. Wine experts, they will say, may know a lot about a particular wine, its producer, the grape varieties involved, the vineyard it came from,…

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