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Jefford on Monday: Happy Birthday BB

Breaky Bottom

The only European vineyard I know intimately is celebrating, tomorrow, the fortieth anniversary of its planting.

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2014 Merlot Angelus

Cool nights, fingers of mist caressing the dips and dimples in the land, then long days of lavish sunshine: Bordeaux's weather during the first week of September had an almost eerie perfection to it. And not before time: the celestial taps have been gushing all summer.

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Jean Marc Roulot from Domaine Roulot

Back in April, I used the word 'vinosity' in a blog about white Chateauneuf du Pape. One of Decanter's two Chinese translators, Sylvia Wu, queried the word with me. She'd looked it up, and it seemed to mean 'wine-like'. Was I saying that a wine was wine-like? If so, was it really worth saying?

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Albillo Real 2014

Discoveries without end: that's why we revere wine.

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Jefford on Monday: Wine's Trust Fund

An old wine cellar containing bottles of Chateau Margaux

There aren't many wine stories which break through to the general media. When they do, it's rarely good news for the wine world.

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