400 Words (Or So) on the Wild Ride of a Skin-Macerated Palamino
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We try to produce a certain style of wine addicted to the terroir of the vineyard, and try to find a mix where the most successful or most interesting wine comes out — no matter what the varieties are in there.”
–Fritz Wieninger, Austrian winemaker, on the practice of making compelling field blends in the hills above Vienna
Things That Matter to Us in Wine
Throughout the site we hallmark wines and wineries with icons denoting what is special about them. Here are just a few of the things we find fascinating in wine, and why. Learn more with our guide to all wine icons.