José Vouillamoz on Swiss wine

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The most attentive readers of you may well be aware of botanist José Vouillamoz, a native of French-speaking Switzerland who spent some time with Carole Meredith at Davis and is one of the world's best-informed experts on vine identification through his studies of DNA analysis. See, for example, this thread on the forum.

Julia and I had lunch with him recently at the Café Anglais as he passed through London on his way home from a conference in South Africa (his other area of expertise is medicinal plants – he has some heartening news on milk thistle). Here he...