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Jefford on Monday: A Bit of A Stink

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This is a column I've been drafting for a decade. Between 2004 and 2008, I noticed that more and more young and inexpensive reds (and some whites) at supermarket tastings in the UK were stinky. In other words, they smelled of sulphur compounds principally formed because wines were under-exposed to oxygen prior to bottling. This is usually called 'reduction'.

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Jefford on Monday: Therapy with Jackie

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Let me own up. I have a Sauvignon Blanc problem. It’s the variety of choice for millions, yet it really only gets my pulse racing if its creator has taken the precaution of dissolving it in a greater volume of Sémillon first, and ideally fermenting it in a tight-grained oak barrel with lots of creamy lees contact.

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What do solar panels and bottles of Bordeaux have in common? The answer was very little – until June 4th.

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Jefford on Monday: More Than Alcohol

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Last Tuesday, I spoke to Taner Öğütoğlu, the Director of Wines of Turkey, on his drive home through the Istanbul traffic. He was planning on working that evening. Not an export strategy; not a trade-fair budget. Not the usual kind of thing.

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Jefford on Monday: The Party's Over

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The relationship between rock, soil and wine flavour is as little understood as it is widely celebrated. There is a long-held European belief is that nothing matters more than the physical medium in which vines are rooted, and growers will often dazzle visitors with their command of exotic geological detail. Outside Europe, the notion that a distinguished site is the key to wine quality is rapidly gaining traction. "Let the vineyard speak" is an unquestioned ideal, no matter how difficult this action may be to define.

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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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