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Old World Wines vs. New World Wines

By accepted definition, “Old World” wines are those that come from the long-established winemaking countries of Europe — primarily Italy, France and Germany, although some would include countries of the Near East and North Africa in the definition. “New World”

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Exploring New Zealand’s Wine Regions

When I was in elementary school, I always seemed to gravitate to kids who didn’t seem to have a lot of friends, or were on the quiet side, or came from a different part of the world. I don’t really

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Getting to Know the Wine Styles of Alsace

Alsace is one of France’s most unusual and exciting wine regions. Although it is not as well known and traveled as Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, it is equally capable of producing majestic wines. Culturally, Alsace is as much German as

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Rheinhessen: Lovely Wines from a Lovely Place

The largest of Germany’s 13 wine regions, Rheinhessen, lies in a valley of gentle rolling hills. While vines are virtually a monoculture in the Rheingau or along the Mosel, they are but one of many crops that share the fertile

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Vino in the Negev? A New Wine Country Experience Beckons

Bordeaux. Napa Valley. The Veneto. Rheinhessen. Rioja. All of these geographic names are recognizable as wine regions. Hear the name, and you immediately know what “wine country” it’s connected to. Bordeaux — France. Napa Valley — The United States (specifically,

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Putting a Long-Held Wine Theory to the Test

I have heard it said many times, and it may well be your experience: Wine tastes best when it’s consumed in its place of origin. Italian wines taste best in Italy. German wines taste best in Germany. American wines taste

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