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    ​Diary of a dream - part 9

    It’s been a strange few weeks for neophyte Slovenian vigneron Chris Boiling. And things just seem to be getting stranger and stranger… Our East of…

    23 Aug 2016 Guest contributor
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    ​Why can’t Sicily be more like the Rhône?

    See also today's Rest of Italy assemblage in which there are some Sicilian tasting notes, and Walter's collection of tasting notes from this year's…

    9 Aug 2016 Walter Speller
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    Waitrose - a veritable marathon

    In the last of his articles on major UK retailers, Andrew Howard MW reports on what's new at Britain's most upmarket supermarket. As usual, the most…

    15 Jul 2016 Guest contributor
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    ​Diary of a dream - part 8

    Chris Boiling, who bought a small vineyard in Slovenia, has been distracting himself from medical matters by trying to think of ways to make his dream…

    12 Jul 2016 Guest contributor
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    Morrisons re-arrange

    Retail specialist Andrew Howard MW continues his series of assessments of Britain’s biggest supermarkets, following on from his looks at M and S, the…

    8 Jul 2016 Guest contributor
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    Asda - some unbelievable prices

    Retail specialist Andrew Howard MW turns his attention to another major UK retailer. See also his assessments of M and S, the Co-op and Sainsbury's. …

    1 Jul 2016 Guest contributor
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    Sainsbury's wine range - limited joy

    Andrew Howard MW adds this to his recent surveys of the wine ranges of Marks and Spencer and The Co-op. Along with Tesco (which has not so far held a…

    24 Jun 2016 Guest contributor
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    Co-op - too much sugar?

    This is the second of retail specialist Andrew Howard MW's reports on major UK retailer's current wine ranges. See also this earlier one on Marks &…

    17 Jun 2016 Guest contributor
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    M&S - Bolivia, 37 English, and eight to avoid

    This is the first of this season's trenchant commentaries on the wine selections of the major UK retailers by our specialist Andrew Howard MW. See…

    10 Jun 2016 Guest contributor
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    Music and wine - some reflections

    Robert Slotover is a classical music agent with an abiding love of wine, particularly that made from obscure grape varieties. Here he muses on…

    25 May 2016 Guest contributor
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    My lunch with ??

    Rome resident Andrea Franchetti of Tenuta di Trinoro in southern Tuscany and Passopisciaro on Etna is one of the more eccentric wine producers of my…

    17 May 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    A port as old as the Queen

    Paul Symington has long railed against what he sees as the underpricing of port. Why shouldn’t the wine to which his family has devoted its…

    10 May 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Diary of a dream - part 7

    What’s it like running a small vineyard in a country where you don’t speak the language? Neophyte vigneron Chris Boiling reveals the things that get…

    2 May 2016 Guest contributor
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    Truly blind tasting

    The rarity of experiencing utter blackness becomes apparent only once you are immersed in it. Mundanely speaking, it is the complete absence of any…

    25 Apr 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Save the planet, drink less fizz?

    As the referendum regarding Britain’s membership of the EU approaches, there is a relentless frenzy of news coverage weighing up the opposing views.…

    1 Apr 2016 Richard Hemming MW