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Jefford on Monday: Pinot Politics

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A few weeks ago, I crossed the Rhine in traveling from France’s Alsace into Germany’s Baden. Under the blissful Schengen arrangements, it’s an uneventful occasion; no one wants to thumb your passport or shine a beam on your iris. It wasn’t always thus.

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Montrose sign

Scores for wines are philosophically untenable, aesthetically noxious – but have great practical value. Wine scores will, therefore, be with us for as long as human beings drink wine. A shockingly beautiful recent bottle made me think about a little-discussed aspect of this analytical tool.

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The View from Weinbach

The 2012 publication of Wine Grapes by Robinson, Harding and Vouillamoz will lend rigour to practical ampelography around the world. Might its many DNA insights lead to a change in wine law? I can, at any rate, think of a ready candidate for such a change.

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Jefford on Monday: Screen Truths

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The relationship between wine and the screen (whether full, wide or small) is an uneasy one. Watching people taste wine, then talk about it with the kind of animation required to keep tv viewers hooked, is agony. There's nothing visually interesting about any act of viticulture or winemaking. The 'promotional film' is as tedious as the promotional anything. Most wine video clips tell you little, and do so less incisively than a page of text.

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Buiss John Jefford sniffs

This was, perhaps, the most endearing French event I have taken part in since arriving here three years ago. Over the course of a single weekend, 3,200 people (paying 65 euros each) are dispatched on a 6-km vineyard walk up hill and down dale, over brooks, along cliff lines and through scrubby forests.

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

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