It's always important to respect the fact the wine is a product that is sourced from the earth - from the fertile ground beneath our feet.
This dirt, the gloriously muddy, nutrient-rich soil is the fabric on which all agriculture grow atop - including grape vines.
So it should come as no surprise that wine oftentimes transfers qualities of its vineyard's soil right into the bottle.
In fact, learning about a wine's terroir is imporant. Because one always reflects back into the other.(Click here if you don't know what terroir is yet)
For example - coastal vineyards tend to produce slightly saltier wines, a byproduct of all those fresh ocean breezes!
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