Oddbins deserves a hug


Our retail specialist Andy Howard MW has a soft spot for a once-great name. Oddbins' wines are likely to be fairly easy to find outside the UK. See also his earlier reports on Sainsbury's, Aldi and Marks and Spencer

The name Oddbins carries a certain whiff of nostalgia for many UK wine lovers of a certain, let us say, mature age. I count myself in that group (although the original history of the company goes back much further than many realise). Oddbins actually dates back to 1963, when it was set up by entrepreneur Ahmed Pochee as an...