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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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Jefford on Monday, High Eden, Australia

Australia’s resource boom may be drawing to a close, but there is no stopping the deep-cast mining of wine statistics and data at the University of Adelaide’s Wine Economics Research Centre under its energetic Executive Director, Professor Kym Anderson.

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Jefford on Monday: After the eclipse

Cahors, Jefford on Monday

Most great terroirs, I’ve come round to believing, can produce different sorts of compelling wine. A distinguished site is pure potential – but there are usually several possibilities, not just one, for realising that potential.

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Vines at end summer Pic St Loup

Nice when it works out – and, for whatever reason, the world is thirsty for the wines of my adopted region at present. During 2014, AOP sales from Languedoc and Roussillon were up by 7.7 per cent in value and 5.9 per cent in quantity.

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Jefford on Monday: Some Useless Notes

Romanee St Vivant looking towards Vosne

What’s the answer? I’m not sure, but here’s the question.

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