If you are like most wine collectors and consumers, you tend to be a little skeptical and even pessimistic about purchasing wines from those less than optimal vintages. And why wouldn’t you… poor wine vintages seem to be all you hear about, maybe even more so than when there is a fabulous vintage.
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Words have power and meaning, no matter what part of the world you’re in. However, the definition of the word “Reserve” can be very different when comparing similar wine labels from opposite sides of the map.
So what do the words “Reserve”, “Riserva”, and “Reserva” actually mean and what are they really telling you about a wine?