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Wine photo of the week 

 A tendril grasping round a guidewire in a vineyard (in Sicily). Tendrils are fundamental to the growth habit 
of the vine, which is a creeper - one of the freeloaders of the plant world. Instead of wasting
 time producing a trunk that will support it, the vine hitches a ride on trees, climbing up to heights
 that would normally take 50 years to achieve (for a self-supporting plant) in just a couple of seasons. 
The tendrils are thigmotropic - they grow in response to touch, and are modified flower clusters in origin. 

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(All photographs are ŠJamie Goode and must not be republished in any form without permission.)