Europe is in the “Recuperation Era” of winemaking and by that I mean that there is still a lot of recuperation of old varieties, vineyards, and winemaking methods taking place to produce the modern, evolving wines we drink today. In strictly viticultural terms, many regions have indeed been fully recuperated. Places like Mosel, Champagne, Napa, or Priorat have seen what may have been old vineyards that were languishing brought back from the brink due to war, disease, or economic neglect. Or these regions have fully planted out the legally-available vineyard […]

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