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Jefford on Monday, Let It Be, Dudes!

Jefford on Monday

When, back in March, the first Syrian wine arrived in the UK, the reaction of Decanter website readers was mixed.

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Jefford on Monday: Did The Earth Move?

Even for those of us who have no intention of buying any en primeur Bordeaux this year, last week was an exciting one.

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Jefford on Monday: The Blue Corruptor

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We’ve probably all imagined the scene. That letter, one Thursday, from a strange provincial solicitor. The curious, dry phrasing, outlining the 'bequest' from the 'deceased', whose name means nothing to you.

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Jefford on Monday: Unearthly Powers

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Who are the highest paid individuals in the wine world? It’s hard to winkle out information like this without a team of full-time researchers, but my guesses would include the world’s leading winemaking consultants (notably Michel Rolland); one or two top writers (Robert Parker, of course, but Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson MW must be in the frame too); leading fine-wine brokers (notably Farr Vintners’ Stephen Browett); and the lynchpin importers and distributors in major markets like the USA and, increasingly, China.

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Bruno Paumard of Hansen Organic Vineyards

In the same week that Decanter announced its Asia Wine Awards (I’m looking forward to tasting in Hong Kong in September), I found myself having an email conversation with a winemaker from Inner Mongolia.

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

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