Andrew Jefford is a columnist for both Decanter magazine and www.decanter.com, Jefford has been writing and broadcasting about wine (as well as food, whisky, travel and perfume) since the 1980s, winning many awards – the latest for his work as a columnist. After 15 months as a senior research fellow at Adelaide University between 2009 and 2010, Andrew is currently writing a book on Australia’s wine landscape and terroirs. He lives in the Languedoc, on the frontier between the Grès de Montpellier and Pic St Loup zones.
Andrew Jefford's articles
‘Pinotism is a cult within the wine world. Why?’
The cult of Pinotism has been firmly established by the variety's prestige.
Are you a label drinker?
Is social media turning us all into 'label drinkers'?
30 Merlots from around the world
We asked our experts from around the world to nominate the great-value Merlots that have impressed them most recently. Andrew Jefford then compared them all in a blind tasting to come up with his favourites...
Understanding tension in wine
Andrew Jefford explores the nature of tension in wine, and its relationship to concepts of energy, precision and focus.
The Echézeaux enigma
Andrew Jefford tastes mature wines from this puzzling Grand Cru...
Wine and money
In the second of his 'August essays' series, Andrew Jefford considers the 'contamination of wine' by money.
PDOs and the Brexit crisis
Andrew Jefford analyses the reasons why Britain is trying to back-track on its place-name agreements.
Blue moon on the left bank
Andrew Jefford tucks into the tasting of a lifetime. Twice...
The cooper’s tale
Andrew Jefford visits Tonnellerie Cadus in Burgundy.
Wine and the world
Andrew Jefford considers the place of wine, and the options for wine lovers, in an increasingly turbulent world.