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Potted wines.

Read with interest "Ancient Wine Technology" in the September issue. You can still find bodegas in Extramadura and La Mancha in Spain making wine in clay amphoras, or tinajas, as they are called in Spain. They are still being produced in Spain--or were in the 1990s anyway--and they sell for rather less than the $15,000 Dave Del Dotto paid for his Tuscan clay pots.

Traditional winemakers in Spain say the tinajas impart a flavor to the wine that can't be duplicated. Mr. Del Dotto should try it sometime. The wines sell for maybe up to 2 or 3 Euros per bottle, a bargain compared to Mr. Del Dotto's $100 made-in-clay Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

Larry Walker

Wines & Vines senior correspondent

Stinson Beach, Calif.

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Date:Nov 1, 2007
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