Daily Wine News: Old vs. New vs. ?

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The binary of “old” and “new” world has always been fraught. What would happen if we dispelled with this framework altogether? James Sligh considers the possibilities in PUNCH. “These myths are braided tightly into wine’s history, perpetuating the concept of its heritage as exclusively European, European culture as exclusively white and history itself as immutable… Wine, in this telling, has an ancestral home, and one can taste the difference. Old World wines are more mineral, more complex, lower in alcohol, higher in acid, have a sense of place. “New World” wines are defined mostly by their lack—of history, of minerality, of tradition.”

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