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Long live the independents!
13 Nov 2012 by Jancis Robinson, Richard Hemming & Tamlyn Currin
This array of more than 200 wines provides proof, we hope, of how interesting the independent wine merchants of Britain are. However hard supermarkets such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and to a certain extent Sainsbury's are currently working to demonstrate to the wine media that they also sell fine wine, I think it would be fair to say that few of the wines below would ever be found on a supermarket shelf. The notes were taken in a variety of situations but particularly at two of the large wine fairs organised to showcase the wares of independent merchants in London this autumn. SITT was a massive gathering of them,...

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