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The Rules of Bordeaux: Demystifying France's Classic Wine Region

July 11, 2019

During a PowerPoint presentation at the Ecole Du Vin in Bordeaux, a mild-mannered but somewhat intense little argument has broken out regarding the calculus of terroir-specifically, between people who feel strongly that the human hand is, versus isn't, part of what creates it. It's not a new debate; wine nerds nerd out about this sort of question all over the world every day. But this is France, and there are rules.