A delicate balancing act

Single varietal wines often contain just 85 per cent of the main grape, but it is in blending that truly fine wine is created

9th July, 2011

When you order a bowl of potato soup, neither the menu nor your host is likely to describe it as potato, onion, milk, cream, pepper, salt, parsley and butter soup.

It is predominantly potatoes which have been blended with other ingredients to achieve the best possible taste and texture.

In wine, single grape variety wines can be and are produced, but not as often as you might imagine. Even when it says cabernet sauvignon or...

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