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Sarah May

Great article. Have you had the chance to taste wine from Armenia? I haven't myself, but I am planning a wine trip to Georgia and Armenia next spring.

Cutter Knox

Alice, I'm always curious to how much you look to try forgotten - or little known - grapes. Much like what Chris Kern is doing in SoCal. Things like Traminette from Ithaca or Negrette, et al. While it's the natural/minimalist wine world is wonderful, what about those gems no one sees much of anymore? Do those things pique your interest as well?


Negrette in California is rare but not so rare in Marcillac. Plenty of rare grapes in these pages. Grapes like Traminette--hybrids, if they taste good, sure.

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