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    ​200% whole cluster and other modern trends

    1 September For today's Throwback Thursday we are publishing free Alex's bi-monthly column for members that was published yesterday. 31 August ‘The…

    1 Sep 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Putting wine on a small screen

    In 1989, when the six cast members of anarchic BBC radio comedy I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again reunited for a 25th anniversary episode, one of them…

    3 May 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Connecting the dots, light and dark blue

    Every February I permit myself a bit of nostalgia when in the middle of the month the annual varsity blind tasting match between Oxford and Cambridge…

    2 Mar 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    What makes wine 'fine'?

    It’s New Year, and that means: quiz time! Publications by the score have been setting festive brainteasers, and I don’t want JancisRobinson.com to go…

    6 Jan 2016 Alex Hunt MW
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    Dr Brown, Mr Borie

    ‘We're descending toward Hill Valley, California, at 4.29 pm on Wednesday 21 October 2015.’ Like most of my generation, I suspect, I enjoyed a…

    3 Nov 2015 Alex Hunt MW
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    Rebellion and the meaning of terroir

    9 July 2015 Alex's thoughts on where terroir begins and ends published on Monday are worth sharing with everyone for today's Throwback Thursday.6 July…

    9 Jul 2015 Alex Hunt MW
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    Can music improve wine?

    As the final chord of ‘God Gave Côtes-du-Rhône To You’ filled the vaulted halls of Vinopolis, and three hundred Grenache-fuelled gig-goers cheered…

    5 May 2015 Alex Hunt MW
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    How peculiar is wine?

    As a quote, it has all the makings of an exam question: ‘The wine industry is “peculiar, fragmented, confusing and impenetrable”. Discuss.’ These four…

    3 Oct 2014 Alex Hunt MW
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    Winemaking comes back down to earth

    The last few weeks have been better than most for wine stories in the British press. First, the Daily Mail ran a piece in which a wine expert tasted…

    4 Aug 2014 Alex Hunt MW
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    Triangles v fronds

    Q: When is a triangle not a triangle?A: When it's a woman's thigh.The basis for this riddle comes towards the end of Tate Modern's current headline…

    4 Jun 2014 Alex Hunt MW
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    Down Memory Lane

    Today’s Throwback Thursday article is a historic throwback: Alex’s comments, published on Purple Pages yesterday, on a trove of 50-year-old…

    3 Apr 2014 Alex Hunt MW
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    Alex asks himself about the '10s in Southwold

    Alex and I both had the pleasure of attending this year's three-day dive into Bordeaux's 2010 vintage in Southwold recently. See our guide to coverage…

    4 Feb 2014 Alex Hunt MW
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    Putting wine in context

    Once upon a time, there was a wine magazine called Winemagazine. If you don't remember it, and/or don't live in the UK where it was published, you…

    2 Oct 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    What's in a number? Part the Second

    So, busy readers: breathe a sigh of relief. As well as the usual verbiage, this month's piece comes with pictures. The graph I used to illustrate last…

    5 Aug 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    What's in a number?

    In this age of scientific accuracy, we are surrounded by precise numerical measurements that aid our decision-making. The power of a car, the…

    4 Jul 2013 Alex Hunt MW