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Sequencing study lifts veil on wine’s microbial terroir
Its widely accepted that terroir the unique blend of a vineyards soils, water and climate sculpts the flavor and quality of wine. Now a new study led by UC Davis researchers offers evidence that grapes and the wines they produce are also the product of an unseen but fairly predictable microbial terroir, itself shaped by the climate and geography of the region, vineyard and even individual vine…

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Toppled Treasury Wine Estates CEO warns: ‘World’s leading wine brands too weak’
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How the Coravin is Changing the New York Wine Scene
Looking at 2013 as it draws to a close, the year hasn’t so much brought big changes from wine lists featuring new regions or styles of wine, as it has been notable for the introduction of the Coravin…

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