Many factors influence wine quality beyond high or low yield.
Maybe I’d hate to see that tiny little plot of odd vines uprooted to make room for more really excellent Merlot. The preservation of the good of a few over achieving the best good of the many? Maybe, but Americans long ago decided that diversity is good for everyone.
One of the youngest wine industries in the world is a short drive away from the world’s oldest known wine cellar.
Think of the area’s 18 appellations as an archipelago of isolated vinous enclaves. In many ways, France’s Southwest wine region makes little sense. Few of its 18 individual appellations – 12 AOPs and 6 IG...