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lot18

The biggest change in my lifetime? That's an easy one: the advent first of the computer, and then of the internet. How would you explain this to Julius Caesar, Charlemagne or William Shakespeare?

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New Zealand organic

It's been a long pregnancy, but the baby is, at last, almost with us. In the next few weeks, the European regulations regarding 'organic wine' (as opposed to 'wine made with organically grown grapes') are due to be published in the EU's Journal official.

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la crau

We won't know for six weeks or so if damage has been caused to Europe's vineyards by the prodigiously cold weather of early February. It's only as spring's warmth returns that the difference between a dormant vine and a dead vine becomes apparent.

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stones, vines

It was a grey, rainy start to a winter's day in Chablis: darkness was sliding from the long, sinewy shoulder of hillside outside Didier Defaix's tasting room in Milly.

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

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