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  • Article Inside information

    A step up for Morrisons

    Andrew Howard MW continues his series on the UK's multiple retailers' wine ranges.  Morrisons is one of the more recent competitors in the…

    14 Aug 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Inside information

    M&S - trying to be different

    Master of Wine Andy Howard continues his series assessing the major UK retailers' current wine selections. Note that M&S are currently offering a…

    7 Aug 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Inside information

    A Co-operative approach to wine

    Master of Wine Andy Howard continues his series assessing the current wine ranges of Britain's major retailers. Since the Co-operative was named the…

    31 Jul 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Inside information

    Waitrose - succumbing to market pressure?

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

    24 Jul 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Tasting articles

    Business as usual at Majestic

    Little had changed at the most recent Majestic Wine press tasting. It was held in the usual place, was attended by the usual familiar faces, and…

    12 Jun 2015 Richard Hemming
  • 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