What’s in a vintage?

vintage

There was an article published on the wine website Vine Pair with the title “Why you shouldn’t worry about a wine’s vintage”, in which the author Adam Teeter argues that vintage doesn’t matter, not to the general wine buying population, at least. “There really is no such thing as a bad vintage of wine, only bad winemakers”, hy states controversially. Teeter supports this statement by a study done by the University of Chicago where tasters were asked to try a selection of medium priced wines. These tasters couldn’t distinguish between highly and poorly regarded wines, nor did they noticeably prefer good vintages over bad ones. The only exception was for Bordeaux, where the tasters expressed a preference for esteemed vintages.

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