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Terry Theise’s 2018 Austria Vintage Report

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THE 2018 VINTAGE Well, it’s complicated. Let me reassure you, there are plenty of excellent wines and more than a few great ones. They don’t seem destined for long-keeping (by which I mean decades-long) but you’re not laying them away in any case, even though you could and would love the results. In contrast to … Read More

Terry Theise’s Overview of Recent Champagne Vintages

Terry Theise's Overview of Recent Champagne Vintages

This won’t be a definitive vintage report because this does not purport to be a Standard Reference for Champagne, but rather my own opinions in a general way. Detailed vintage information is easily available elsewhere. What I’ll do here is to sketch the characteristics of various vintages in terms of how the wines taste – and … Read More

Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

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The 2018 Vintage The “story” of this vintage is so singular that its telling might well supersede detailing how the wines taste. I don’t want to bury the lead, so I’ll start with taste and type, and the story will follow. 2018 is a homogenous vintage with a very high general level, below which it … Read More