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Ep 057: Benchmark Wines of the Old World

Ep 057: Benchmark Wines of the Old World

Following a catch up on shout-outs (thank you so much for the comments!) and a listener question about “bottleshock” and transport of wine, we hit the main topic, given to us by Paula Kidwell, a great podcast fan!
Her question: What are the wines that I need to seek out to get an idea of the 10 classic, benchmark styles of major grapes?
We’re a listener-driven show, so you’re comments are our bidding!
I hit a few more than 10, but the main ones were:

Champagne
Bordeaux — red, white, and sweet
Sancerre
Vouvray
Syrah from the Northern Rhône
Burgundy — White and Red
German Riesling
Rioja
Chianti Classico
Barolo

Now that you know them, why should you listen? Because we talk through each and why they’re benchmarks…important stuff to know!

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