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Why Europe is still the best place for wine-touring

July 03, 2013

New and Old World wines have been slugging it out with increasing ferocity ever since the popping of corks from Australian, South African and South American wines became audible in Europe a few decades ago. But while super-serious "Sideways"-style debates about bouquet and "mouthfeel" are all very well, Europe still wins when it comes to variety and what, at risk of pretension, we should call "terroir."