M&S – Bolivia, 37 English, and eight to avoid


This is the first of this season's trenchant commentaries on the wine selections of the major UK retailers by our specialist Andrew Howard MW. See also the second in the series, on the Co-op, and the third, on Sainsbury's.

Steve Rowe, the new chief executive at Marks & Spencer, learnt last week what a challenge lies ahead of him in trying to turn round this bastion of British retailing. To be honest, I’m sure that Steve already knew this – he is sufficiently street-wise to know what is expected of the company, along with the challenges that it...