The Search for New Tomorrows
 June 13 2012, 12:10

Click For Large ViewI remember visiting August Clape on my first visit - at least with wine on my mind - to the Rhône Valley in 1978. After each harvest in Côte-Rôtie with Marcel Guigal, I would cycle down through Saint Joseph and Hermitage to Cornas, visiting the likes of Jean-Louis Chave along the way. Back then, I stocked my cellar with the finest wines that cost little more than the equivalent of six or seven Euros. Now, even smaller domaines are becoming brands. Where do we go from here? That is an interesting question. Most of us continue to turn to the well-known estates and forever spotlight the same wines, sometimes with a teary dose of nostalgia. The key today is finding those wines that will provide as much pleasure tomorrow as this essentially unknown 1983 when I first bought it so many years ago. Comments


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