Old World or New?
Copyright 2001 by Robin Garr. All rights reserved. Originally printed January 14, 2002. For more information go to www.wineloverspage.com.
As we discussed in the Wine Advisor on Sept. 10, an interesting geographical dichotomy has emerged recently in wine-tasting language, as we increasingly identify wines as being either "Old World" or "New World" in style. This vast oversimplification separates the Old World (Europe, and perhaps South Africa) from the New World (the Americas and Australasia) on the basis of the style of wines they produce.
We're trying to measure this phenomenon in this week's Voting Booth, as we ask,
"Which style of wine to you prefer: Old World or New?"