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  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Brace yourself for more expensive veg

    The late Sir Fredy Fisher, the editor of the FT from 1973 to 1980, would, I believe, have been spinning in his grave if he had seen the second…

    1 Sep 2018 Nick Lander
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    UK wine trade faces up to Brexit

    1 June While the British media are flooded with coverage of next week’s general election, so intimately entwined with Brexit, we are today…

    1 Jun 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    ​Why the UK must re-join the OIV

    This letter, signed by John Corbet-Milward of the UK's Wine and Spirit Trade Assocation, Chris Foss of Plumpton College and the South East Vineyards…

    8 Aug 2016 Guest contributor
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    London Cru, vintage two

    Come back tomorrow for news of perhaps an even greater achievement for English ferments....JR Smell is the most evocative of senses. A sudden waft of…

    29 Oct 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    The true true cost of a bottle of wine

    14 June - In response to some of our keen-eyed Purple Pagers, William Boyack of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has supplied this revised graphic…

    9 Jun 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Michael Cox - 1951-2014

    27 Mar  - Michael's brother David and widow Lynne announce that the reception afterwards for those attending the memorial service on 10 April will be…

    27 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Fight UK wine tax increases - we won!

    19 Mar - Hooray!  This campaign has succeeded in scrapping the duty escalator, as just announced by George Osborne in his Budget statement today.Have…

    19 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Good news for British wine drinkers?

    Following the publication of How wine travels nowadays - in bulk on Saturday, I was sent the following (unedited) comments by Justin Knock MW, who…

    5 Feb 2014 Guest contributor
  • Article Alex on taste

    Breaking the £5 barrier

    What happens when an irresistible force meets an unmovable object? British wine drinkers may be about to find out. The unmovable object is the…

    5 Nov 2012 Alex Hunt MW
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    Drenched Britain

    Those of you heading for London for the Olympics may like to know what sort of state the countryside is in. The weather is said to be looking up…

    20 Jul 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    What George did to UK wine drinkers

    Yesterday the baby-faced George Osborne who, as the grandly titled Chancellor of the Exchequer, is in charge of our country’s finances, presented his…

    22 Mar 2012 Jancis Robinson
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    English (and Welsh) delight

    Patricia Stefanowicz MW, immediate past chairman of the competition and current judge, gives us the inside track on this year's judging of the UK's …

    24 Jun 2010 Guest contributor
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    UK duty up yet again

    The UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association probaly had this press release ready weeks ago in anticipation of yet another rise in duties on alcohol in…

    22 Apr 2009 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Travel tips

    Staying in Ludlow, mecca for the greedy

    The pretty country town of Ludlow on the English/Welsh border has established itself over the last few years as the foodie capital of Britain. It has…

    11 Jan 2004 Jancis Robinson