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  • Article Tasting articles

    Majestic - now by the single bottle

    It had been some time since I had tasted a range of wines offered by Majestic, Britain’s biggest specialist wine retailer. My friends are always…

    26 Feb 2016 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Morrisons - under threat?

    STOP PRESS NB changes to port prices: one up and one down. Andy Howard MW wonders how long this over-performer will be allowed to over-perform. In…

    11 Dec 2015 Guest contributor
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    Current Co-operative performance

    Andy Howard MW continues his series of assessments of major UK retailers. Those looking for bargains from big UK retailers should note that Marks &…

    4 Dec 2015 Guest contributor
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    Tesco struggles back

    Since Tesco are currently offering 25% off six or more bottles of wine and champagne bought in store or online (offer ends on Sunday), ex Marks and…

    27 Nov 2015 Guest contributor
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    Oddbins' winter wardrobe tried on for size

    The rehabilitation of Oddbins has been under way for four years, and it seems they are now safely back in most people's good books. By offering…

    20 Nov 2015 Richard Hemming MW
  • Article Inside information

    The best and the worst from M&S

    We are publishing Andy Howard MW’s latest assessment of what this important UK retailer has to offer because it is currently running a series of…

    13 Nov 2015 Guest contributor
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    What to pick, and avoid, at Waitrose

    Andy Howard MW continues his reviews of the major UK retailers, starting with Waitrose, who are currently offering 25% off all purchases of six…

    6 Nov 2015 Guest contributor
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 MW
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    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
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    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