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November 2017

Wine Don't Bite
Dismantling the intimidation factor in wine
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 10:00am ET
By Emma Balter
Why the intimidation around wine, which is supposed to be about pleasure? Wine Spectator's Emma Balter dismantles the myth of wine as highbrow, and shares how she speaks with novices about it
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Can Inoculation Be 'Natural'?
While some wine purists think cultured yeasts are heresy, the Loire's Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau says kick-starting fermentation can reflect terroir
Posted: Nov 2, 2017 12:30pm ET
By Emma Balter
What if inoculation didn't have to be a battle between natural wine purists and commercial yeast advocates? Wine Spectator's Emma Balter visits Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau in the Loire Valley, who has found a middle ground.
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