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Sweet success

Wine

A lot of people don’t like sweet wine—but not all sweet wines are alike. Many of the most versatile grape varieties turn up in sweet or dry versions: the waxy, honeyed wines of Loire-grown Chenin Blanc; the dry, off-dry and sweet German Rieslings from the Mosel. Hungary’s famous Furmint grape used in Tokaj can also produce refreshingly different flavours like that of Oremus’s Mandolas; while Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon can be blended together to produce silvery, opulent white Bordeaux or Sauternes. One of the world’s greatest wines, Château d’Yquem, is produced in this way.

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In Prospect’s August issue: Zoe Williams argues that the first thing we need to do if we are to remain in the EU is to tackle the reasons why so many wanted out—namely pay and conditions at home and the impact of unfettered capitalism. Prospect’s Alex Dean and Tom Clark interviewed former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg who says the liberal centre should keep the faith—there is another way to work closely with Europe, but the immigration question is central to finding that solution. Meanwhile, a group of writers including Wolfgang Münchau, Shashank Joshi and Owen Hatherley explain some of the pitfalls, prizes and things you hadn’t thought about when it comes to the UK’s relationship with the EU. Elsewhere in the issue: Former UK diplomat Tom Fletcher profiles the out-going UN human rights chief who is causing a stir by saying the things nobody else would dare. Steve Bloomfield asks what happened to Seymour Hersh—how did the legendary journalist come to echo the thoughts and ideas of Bashar al-Assad; and Phil Ball examines the crisis of male infertility asking: where has all the sperm gone?