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    Tesco turns a corner, warily

    Our retail specialist Andy Howard MW tackles the behemoth of UK retailing whose wine range is dominated by other big beasts. See also his earlier…

    9 Nov 2018 Guest contributor
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    Waitrose for the sweet, strong and sparkling

    Andy Howard MW continues his tour of the UK's supermarket wine aisles with a look at Waitrose, whose regular 25% discount on any six bottles of wine…

    2 Nov 2018 Guest contributor
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    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…

    26 Oct 2018 Guest contributor
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    Marks & Spencer – what's new?

    Andy Howard MW continues his series reviewing the wines available at UK supermarkets. See also Sainsbury's unmerged and Aldi forges ahead. Marks &…

    19 Oct 2018 Guest contributor
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    Aldi forges ahead

    The second in Andy Howard MW's series reviewing the wines available at UK supermarkets as well as the companies' overall performance. See also …

    12 Oct 2018 Guest contributor
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    Sainsbury's unmerged

    In the first of his seasonal series on the wine offerings of UK supermarkets, Andy Howard MW reviews the current range of J Sainsbury, picking out the…

    5 Oct 2018 Guest contributor
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    Vegan effects on winemaking practice

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. The very existence of vegan wines is probably illuminating for many wine drinkers.…

    22 Sep 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Majestic's latest offerings

    Majestic, the biggest chain of specialist wine stores in the UK, showed off its latest lines last week – a real medley that yielded my two wines of…

    14 Sep 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    What is the secret of Laithwaite's success?

    Next year is the fiftieth anniversary of Laithwaite's Wine, the British wine merchant originally known as Bordeaux Direct. According to this FT…

    27 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Kiwi wine, Brixton vibe

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See NZ beyond Sauvignon and Pinot for my tasting notes. While I tasted a…

    14 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Majestic summer 2018 – what to buy, and avoid

    This is the third and last summer despatch from our retail specialist Andy Howard MW. See also his reports on the current offerings from Tesco and …

    22 Jun 2018 Guest contributor
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    Waitrose summer 2018 – head upwards

    This is the second of Andy Howard MW's reviews of the current offerings from some of the more important UK retailers. See also What to buy at Tesco. …

    15 Jun 2018 Guest contributor
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    Pleasing palate and pocket

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times.  My eye was caught recently by a friend’s answers to one of those newspaper…

    9 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    What to buy at Tesco

    Our UK retail specialist Andy Howard MW begins a review of current offerings from some of the more significant heavyweights. In my previous review of…

    8 Jun 2018 Guest contributor
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    M&S bargains

    See also Pleasing palate and pocket.It had been ages since I had been to a tasting organised by one of the UK’s supermarkets, who sell such a high…

    18 May 2018 Jancis Robinson