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To Every Wine (Sauternes, Sauternes, Sauternes) There Is a Reason

Photographer: Marcel Christ/Gallery Stock
Photographer: Marcel Christ/Gallery Stock

When was the last time you drank a Sauternes? If you're American, your answer is probably "Not recently" or "Been quite a while" or "Was there a first time?" And that's a pity, because the golden, sweet wine is, as Bloomberg's Elin McCoy explains, "simply fantastic, and given the amount of work that goes into producing each bottle, a bargain."

We happily knock back a cocktail as sweet as a Sweetheart. Why spurn the infinitely subtler Sauternes? McCoy gave me three reasons: