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Andrew Jefford

Between 2002 and 2004, I wrote a book about the island of Islay called ; it’s been reissued this summer as Islay’s sea-cut borders made it an easy focus of study. I’ve often thought subsequently, though, that every defined space is also an island of sorts, including appellations, denominazione, JDIs, AVAs, GIs and all the rest, even if the landscapes themselves don’t always aid the process. There are significant

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