Hands down, soil is the essential element when planting vines and growing grapes.
- "Isn’t it time to name names? I had to point out to them that I’m not the DA of wine and this is not a list of people wanted for felonies." - Stuart Pigott
- Terroir, says Aurelio Montes Jr., winemaker at Kaiken Winery in Argentina, is like a tool.
- The cliché "no committee ever wrote a novel” stands as a reminder that too many cooks result in a broth of the lowest common denominator. And that’s often the view taken of wine cooperatives... but there are exceptions. In fact, one small corner of Italy is chock full of them: Alto Adige.