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Creating a blend – a subtle art of wine

The composition of the wine will not always include just one grape variety. In most cases, this will be a composition of two, three, four, and sometimes more Vitis Vinifera. And this applies not only to red, but also to white wines. So, what is the interest for a winemaker to complicate his life and mix different varieties, while it is more simple to produce single-varietal cuvées? Let's find out in this article.

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Classifications of wines of Bordeaux

While everything is relatively clear with Burgundy and its four hierarchical levels of wine classification (see my article on Burgundy wines), the first encounter with classifications of Bordeaux wines can be quite confusing. The two parts of the Bordeaux region - the right bank and the left bank - have their own hierarchies, some of which differ in terminology and criteria, although their principle remains the same - to distinguish the best wines.

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