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Jefford on Monday: The Way We Live Now

Dave Berry Green

Embedding, offshoring, re-rooting: I'm not quite sure what you'd call it. The profusion of wine blogs may be the most remarked way in which the web and the telecoms revolution has changed the wine world; is this, though, the runner-up?

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Le Pin Screwcap

Has there ever been a more complicated wine problem than this? I doubt it. We’ve been anguishing about premox (or, more graphically, POx) for almost a decade now, but it hasn’t gone away.

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Jefford on Monday: Measuring Up

Hidden Bench winter vineyards Canada

How big should a wine zone be? There's no simple answer, of course. The notorious 'South East Australia' flirts (or perhaps co-habits) with meaninglessness, but French appellations like Languedoc and Côtes de Provence, too, are so large as to leave terroir-loving drinkers nonplussed about what to expect.

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Jefford wine boxes

Regular readers may remember that I bought twelve bottles of outstanding St Estephe last year. They arrived, packed in the traditional Bordeaux wooden case. There’s no cellar in my rented house, so I put the box in the near-windowless, north-facing laundry room next to where I type this. It’s still there, minus a few bottles, but otherwise doing fine.

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wet feet in Pomerol - Andrew Jefford

What's in a vintage? More, perhaps, than we think.

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