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    M&S bargains

    It had been ages since I had been to a tasting organised by one of the UK’s supermarkets, who sell such a high proportion of the volume, if not…

    18 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Aldi and Lidl one year on

    Andy Howard MW kicks off this spring's series of reports on the wine offering at UK supermarkets with the two big discounters. A year has passed since…

    30 Mar 2018 Guest contributor
  • Article Hemming's spittoon

    Tasting the UK's top ten wine brands

    Everyone knows that much of what you read online is untrue, very possibly including this sentence. But far fewer of us realise that we only ever…

    14 Mar 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Majestic and Oddbins – same but different?

    It makes less and less sense to compare UK retail chains Majestic and Oddbins these days. They might once have been fighting for the same turf, but…

    19 Dec 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    Drinking outside the box

    A fascinating and appetite-whetting tasting of ‘smaller than small producers’ in London in October conveniently brought together seven small to…

    12 Dec 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Warming, and refreshing, winter reds

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. In the second of my four collections of wines for festive entertaining (see last week's …

    9 Dec 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    A wonderland of winter whites

    A slightly shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also my suggestions for reds, fizz and sweet and strong. Over…

    2 Dec 2017 Jancis Robinson
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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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    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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    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
  • Article Inside information

    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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    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
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    Waitrose – 25% off again

    From tomorrow until Friday 8 September, UK retailer Waitrose, the one who kills us tasters with kindness via the number of wines shown at their…

    29 Aug 2017 Team JR