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    Waitrose hits and misses

    As most UK supermarkets continue to scrap for market share by focusing on reduced prices and no-frills retailing, Waitrose seems to be maintaining its…

    2 Dec 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Majestic - much still to be done

    Andy Howard MW continues his series on UK retailers, turning his attention to the the unconventional business mix of Majestic. The three-year plan to…

    25 Nov 2016 Guest contributor
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    M&S - warning signs

    Andrew Howard MW continues his audits of major UK retailers' wine ranges. It has been a topsy-turvy ride for Marks & Spencer and for new chief…

    18 Nov 2016 Guest contributor
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    Sainsbury's - panning for gold

    As with the recent Tesco tasting, the range of wines at its great UK supermarket rival Sainsbury's is mostly own-label these days. Of the 104 wines on…

    11 Nov 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    Aldi and Lidl - tracking upwards

    Andy Howard MW assesses the wines of the two most prominent 'discounters' among the UK supermarkets and their increasing share of the market.  Regular…

    11 Nov 2016 Guest contributor
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    Domaine Direct's French, and US, gems

    Domaine Direct started off as long ago as 1981 as a Burgundy specialist, which means that it has allocations from some keenly sought-after addresses…

    7 Nov 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    A bunch of indies

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times.  The Bunch group of independent British wine merchants was formed back in 1993 when…

    5 Nov 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Lea & Sandeman's quirky gems

    What a pot pourri of delights is below. I tasted all 98 wines shown at the autumn tasting put on by Lea and Sandeman, one of our brightest independent…

    25 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    The Wine Society's latest finds

    We all love going to The Wine Society's tastings as their buying team seems so good at picking out wines that combine originality with quality. I…

    21 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Tesco's slim pickings

    Of the 134 wines shown at the recent Tesco press tasting, nearly three-quarters were own-label brands, labelled either as straightforward Tesco for…

    10 Oct 2016 Richard Hemming MW
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    A Majestic fight back?

    This season we have decided for a change to group tasting notes by retailer or importer rather than geographically in our tasting articles. This has…

    26 Sep 2016 Jancis Robinson
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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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    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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    Almost Majestic bargains

    30 June 2016  For today’s Throwback Thursday, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at how the range and prices of the UK’s biggest…

    30 Jun 2016 Jancis Robinson