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Jefford Pinot vines Aÿ

Generous sunshine: very sinister. No one in Champagne likes early spring warmth. "They’re forecasting cooler weather for the next 10 days," said Roederer’s chef de caves, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon. "We're very happy about that. We could get a heavy frost at any time until the end of April, and the vines are starting to move already." Here's a bagful of dispatches from the land of foam and fortune.

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Jefford on Monday: Shades of Orange

Cormons

Lunch, recently, in Cormòns, one of the key villages in Italy's Collio; the discussion swung round to orange wines. Cue the key question, beautifully posed.

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Jefford on Monday: Crimea's Crisis

Esse Vineyard Ukraine

Has Ukraine lost its most significant wine-producing region? Quite possibly.

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Jefford on Monday: The Way We Live Now

Dave Berry Green

Embedding, offshoring, re-rooting: I'm not quite sure what you'd call it. The profusion of wine blogs may be the most remarked way in which the web and the telecoms revolution has changed the wine world; is this, though, the runner-up?

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Le Pin Screwcap

Has there ever been a more complicated wine problem than this? I doubt it. We’ve been anguishing about premox (or, more graphically, POx) for almost a decade now, but it hasn’t gone away.

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Jefford on Monday

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

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