Waitrose – a veritable marathon

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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 recent media tasting hosted by Waitrose (the food business of the parent John Lewis Partnership) was a marathon in terms of the sheer number (and wide range of styles) of wines shown. With just under 300 wines, beers and spirits available, this was the most extensive of all UK retailers’ spring offerings for the wine press. What was encouraging was that the tasting highlighted the philosophy of Waitrose well – variety, quality and value...