The balance for wine in 2021 has hung delicately around the world for various reasons that are simply too many to delve into. In Europe however, there’s been a lean split between north and south. In the south where I’m based, it’s been cooler and looked like a really optimal low-alcohol vintage, but then warmth, humidity, and ultimately, rains in September have threatened the harvest a great deal. People are bringing in grapes like Grenache and Syrah now and they’re just barely squeaking over the alcohol minimums. Who would have […]

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