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  • Article Tasting articles

    M&S - more adventurous than most

    You may have noticed that we haven't published tasting articles centred on a single UK retailer for many months, preferring instead to concentrate on…

    22 Dec 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Asda wine - fit for purpose?

    Master of Wine Andy Howard was a buyer of food for multiple retailer M&S for 32 years and of wine for six years, so he has a special interest in…

    17 Dec 2014 Guest contributor
  • Article Free for all

    Naked revisited

    This article is also published in the Financial Times.No wine retailer excites such strong and contradictory comment as Naked Wines. The customers of…

    25 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    ​Tesco strikes back in supermarket wine wars

    The UK retail scene is in flux as the giant retailer Tesco is under fire for having overstated profits by a cool £250 million. Shoppers are deserting…

    8 Oct 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    New New Zealand online retailer

    The New Zealand Cellar is a very welcome arrival to the UK wine scene, doubling the number of online retailers dedicated to New Zealand wines.…

    4 Sep 2014 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Tasting articles

    Vintage Laithwaite's

    Laithwaite's is the biggest family-owned wine retailer in the world with a turnover in the most recent financial year of £318 million. It was…

    27 Aug 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    The battle between buying and selling

    See our guide to coverage of the MW Symposium in Florence.Pierpaulo Petrassi MW, who looks after alcoholic drinks for reasonably upmarket UK…

    2 Jun 2014 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Waitrose and Sainsbury's head to head

    We are publishing this comparative tasting article now to coincide with a Sainsbury's promotion that starts today and runs until until Friday 30 May,…

    21 May 2014 Richard Hemming
  • Article Tasting articles

    Majestic's current affairs

    I prepared this collection of reviews before we gathered in your views on how to present our tasting articles, but I do think that Majestic is a good…

    17 Sep 2013 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Don't quote me

    Michael on Majestic's latest Germans

    When I had notification yesterday of a special parcel of fine German wines at Majestic, I so much wanted to be the bearer of good news for Purple…

    23 Jan 2013 Michael Schmidt
  • Article Tasting articles

    Asda - at the coal face of wine retail

    Not much left in the purse? British supermarket Asda's recent press tasting showed how determined they are to keep prices low - 'that's Asda price',…

    4 Jan 2013 Richard Hemming
  • Article Tasting articles

    Booths, and the £3.60 bottle of red

    This concludes this week's collection of reviews of retailers' ranges - though, believe it or not, there are at least two more to come (Asda and the…

    14 Dec 2012 Richard Hemming
  • Article Tasting articles

    Wine Rack - a selection

    The fifth tasting article in this week's retailer collection  is a small one from Wine Rack, another group of specialist wine shops in the UK which,…

    7 Dec 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Marks & Spencer goes east

    The third tasting article in this week's retailer collection comprises notes on many of the wines Marks & Spencer chose to show off to wine media six…

    5 Dec 2012 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Who's selling what - a guide

    Here's a guide to those articles we have published or plan to publish on some of the more interesting wines offered by specific UK retailers or…

    3 Dec 2012 Jancis Robinson Richard Hemming