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    Riesling Night – earlybird offer

    Today we’re giving Purple Pages members a chance to buy reduced-price earlybird tickets to our ground-breaking mature Riesling tasting in London on…

    15 Jan 2018 Team JR
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    Wine gets CRISPR

    Winner of our wine writing competition Hrishi Poola studied biology and worked in the biotech industry for nearly a decade. Here he brings us up to…

    11 Jan 2018 Hrishi Poola
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    Germany's record-breaking 2017 vintage

    The 2017 vintage in Germany broke not just one record but three. In many regions it was not only the earliest but also the smallest harvest in living…

    5 Dec 2017 Michael Schmidt
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    Waitrose – wheat and chaff

    As a special pre-Christmas bonus, Andy Howard MW completes his survey of the UK multiple retailers with this profile of the current offerings of one…

    1 Dec 2017 Guest contributor
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    Rhône 2016 – an overview of the north

    See this Rhône 2016 guide. While the south basked in sunshine, things were not so straightforward for the 2016 season in the northern Rhône.…

    29 Nov 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    Rhône 2016 – northern reds

    See this guide to our extensive coverage of 2016 Rhône. For a more detailed review of the northern Rhône in 2016, see this overview.  After…

    29 Nov 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    The Co-op – growing but inconsistent

    Andy Howard MW continues his round-up of the wine offerings of the major UK retailers with this report on the Co-op. See his earlier articles on…

    24 Nov 2017 Guest contributor
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    Sorry about our forum!

    Many apologies that our Members' forum has been temporarily offline since lunchtime on Tuesday 21 November. We are in the process of upgrading the…

    22 Nov 2017 Team JR
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    Rhône 2016 – an overview of the south

    See this guide article.  The infamous mistral wind of the Rhône Valley blows for 120 days a year, according to Marc Perrin of Château de…

    22 Nov 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    Morrisons – under the radar

    Andy Howard MW takes us to the next stop on his tour of wine ranges currently on offer from the UK supermarkets. See also Lidl – still sprinting ahead…

    17 Nov 2017 Guest contributor
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    Lidl – still sprinting ahead in the UK

    Andy Howard MW continues his series on the UK supermarkets' autumn offerings. See also Sainsbury's – solid but uninspiring, A critical time for M&S, …

    10 Nov 2017 Guest contributor
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    Sainsbury's – solid but uninspiring

    Andrew Howard MW continues his series on the principal UK retailers' current wine ranges. See his earlier articles on Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Lidl, …

    3 Nov 2017 Guest contributor
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    Decoding Moulin-à-Vent

    Alessandro Torcoli, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Italian wine magazine Civiltà del bere, shares news of a Beaujolais cru taking steps to put…

    1 Nov 2017 Guest contributor
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    A critical time for M&S

    Andy Howard MW continues his review of the autumn tastings of the UK's major retailers. See his other articles on Tesco, Lidl, Sainsbury's, the Co-op…

    27 Oct 2017 Guest contributor
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    Tesco autumn 2017 – better than expected

    Andy Howard MW kicks off his autumn series reviewing the current wine offerings from UK supermarkets with a report on a pretty mixed bag at Tesco. See…

    20 Oct 2017 Guest contributor