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Jefford on Monday, grape variety maps

A few weeks ago, a friend from Hong Kong sent me the two ‘mind maps’ for grape varieties shown below.

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Jefford on Monday: Secret lessons

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It was in the ancient village of Apricale – like many in the Ligurian mountains, a kind of oozing honeycomb of stone – that I first came across the delicious concept of the albergo diffuso. A functioning hotel, in other words, whose rooms are scattered around different private houses in a village.

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Jefford on Monday: Palate fitness

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, DWWA judging week

How fit is your palate? And how do you maintain and train it? At least half of the readers of this column, I’d guess, work with wine in one way or another; our palates are therefore an irreplaceable professional tool.

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 Montserrat - andrew jefford

Something is changing. The evidence is probably lying quietly in cellars around the world. Here, though, is a little homage to Catalonia, since that was where I recently saw it at first hand for myself.

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Dolceacqua Terraces.

We can, I guess, all agree on this: there will never be enough good red Burgundy to keep the wine drinkers of the world happy.

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Award-winning writer Andrew Jefford's Monday column on Decanter.com