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  • Article Alex on taste

    The loudness war

    Of the many pertinent parallels between wine and music, this is a favourite of mine. Over the last two decades or so, producers have found themselves…

    5 Jun 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    The cassette generation

    It's confession time: I am from the cassette generation, although only just. My best friend in very early childhood was an old electric Bush…

    7 May 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    Advice to new producers

    'Would you like a drink?' 'Sherry.' 'Sherry.' 'Sherry?' 'Sherry.' 'Sherry.' Perhaps not the most…

    3 Apr 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    Tim Hanni's new book

    5 Mar - In the original version of this review, Alex included a brief paragraph criticising the proofreading of this book. But since Tim reminded me…

    4 Mar 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    In defence of longevity

    When I was little, tomato ketchup came only in glass bottles. By the time a decent amount had plopped onto the plate, your chips had gone cold. 'The…

    5 Feb 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    Varieties - the spice of life

    Happy New Year, Purple Pagers! I hope you have drunk well this Christmas and are now giving your livers a few days' well-deserved rest while you…

    9 Jan 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    How not to be a snob

    I rarely feel more typically English than on my annual buying trip to Burgundy. It isn't just that my warmest coat - essential for surviving in…

    5 Dec 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    Breaking the £5 barrier

    What happens when an irresistible force meets an unmovable object? British wine drinkers may be about to find out. The unmovable object is the…

    5 Nov 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    Just call me Goldilocks

    In the last half-century or so, technology has developed so rapidly, it's easy to lose perspective. Luckily there is a tried and tested way to sum up…

    2 Oct 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    How to bet on burgundy - and win

    I'm just back from an awesome holiday in California. I mean 'awesome' strictly in the modern sense, of course; in other words, I enjoyed myself. While…

    4 Sep 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    Fairness, blind tasting and Beethoven

    Every now and then, if I get a bit of free time at the weekend, I suffer a perverse urge to tackle a Beethoven piano sonata. And when I say 'tackle',…

    2 Aug 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    Coke, Cartier-Bresson and California Cabernet

    Imagine: it's speed-dating night for wine geeks. 'So, are you five, 20 or 100?' A nice gambit - or is it? Is asking someone their preferred scoring…

    3 Jul 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    The lost eon of lunch

    Many congratulations to Alex, our London-based monthly columnist whose despatches alternate with those of Alder Yarrow of San Francisco, for having…

    7 Jun 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    The problem with perfection

    Perhaps it's a British thing. We are wary of over-enthusiasm, and condescending towards excessive praise. At least, that's the stereotype, and I…

    2 May 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    When is a wine at fault?

    'You are about to enter the courtroom of Judge Judith Sheindlin.' Oh bliss! 'The people are real ... the cases are real ... the rulings are final.' Oh…

    4 Apr 2012 Alex Hunt MW