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9 Weird Winemaking Rituals that Produce Great Vino

Blasting Bach at the vines, aging Cabernet underwater, harvesting grapes in the nude, and other odd practices.

Wine-making is filled with superstitions and experimentation. We're not just talking about praying to the grape gods or trying a new kind of cork. History is filled with anecdotes about winemakers rediscovering—or inventing—arcane procedures (we especially love the idea of skinny-picking grapes under a full moon). Ultimately, however, the proof is in the pudding. Below, we salute 10 truly eccentric wine-making rituals vouched for by respected vintners from around the world.

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