A vintner checks a red wine during the production process. Pictures: Alamy
Nellie Ming Lee
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The Corkscrew by Nellie Ming Lee

Winemaking: the art of blending grapes to make great wine, and why there’s GSM, but no MSG

Like a chef making a stock, many winemakers blend ingredients, in this case grape types, to show to the best effect the talents of their growers; others, such as those in Burgundy, stick to a single grape variety

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A vintner checks a red wine during the production process. Pictures: Alamy
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