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Jefford on Monday: Out of Bounds

Jefford on Monday, La Verriere

Is there a conflict between brand and terroir? Can you express terroir in a brand without using appellation as a primary focus? Here’s a story.

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Pinhao

It didn’t seem to attract much notice at the time, but the Casa do Douro was finally declared bankrupt and wound up at the end of 2014, with debts of 160m Euros (130m Euros of debt plus 30m Euros of accumulated interest).

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Gigondas

My tasting year got off to a catapult start back in January. Here’s the first raw note of 2015.

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Jefford on Monday: Angela’s Lemon

Jefford on Monday, Angela Capellini

I have the significant lemon in front of me. What, though, should I do with it? I’m not sure. Here’s its story.

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Douro, Quinta do Roriz

Is mixed ripeness – some grapes barely ripe, some almost over-ripe – desirable at harvest time?

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