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    A snapshot of Vindependents

    A glimpse into the portfolio of an important agent for British indies. A total of 36 independent wine merchants in the UK buy from Vindependents,…

    7 Jan 2019 Richard Hemming MW
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    Oddbins does the trick

    What to buy from one of Britain's best chains of wine shops.  To accompany Andy Howard's positive assessment of Oddbins' current position in UK wine…

    18 Dec 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Burgundy 2017 – UK merchants offering en primeur

    See this guide to our coverage of 2017 burgundies. Below is a list of the UK merchants we expect to be offering 2017 burgundies en primeur. The…

    17 Dec 2018 Team JR
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    Festive reds

    Reds for drinking over the festive season, a follow-up to these dry whites. A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. A…

    1 Dec 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Wine Society autumn 2018 selection

    Some of the latest offerings from this co-operative wine-buying society. We all enjoy Wine Society tastings because their wine-buying team works so…

    8 Nov 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Stone, Vine & Sun autumn 2018

    Some of the latest finds from this source of bargains in Hampshire. Just take a look at all those GVs (good value) and VGVs (very good value) below:…

    5 Nov 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Seeking value in Burgundy

    Picking out the bargains on the Côte d'Or and to the south, and in one case north, of it. Producing burgundy is now officially an activity for…

    24 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Lea & Sandeman autumn 2018

    An autumn collection of goodies from one of London's most successful small groups of wine shops. Did I really taste nearly 100 wines at Lea &…

    17 Oct 2018 Jancis Robinson
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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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    The Wine Society pushes the boundaries

    The Wine Society is probably thought of as a well-established, traditional merchant with a good selection of European classics, but the tasting…

    30 Aug 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    Family affairs v corporations

    This article has been syndicated. There was a time not that long ago when wine had much less social status than it does today, and a career in wine…

    31 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Oddballs from Oddbins

    The highlights of a recent tasting of current offerings from Oddbins, the UK chain of distinctive wine stores, were the wines it lists from beyond…

    13 Jul 2018 Richard Hemming MW
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    NZ beyond Sauvignon and Pinot

    I recently pointed out in Save Spain's old vines, and Garnacha that, according to the OIV’s most recent assessments, just two vine varieties account…

    11 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Jeroboams' (relative) exotica

    On Saturday 8 September Nick and I will be joining other Financial Times writers at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath for a day of talks and events for…

    6 Jul 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Berry's get in the groove

    Berry Bros & Rudd is one of the most remarkable British wine merchants. It is still family-owned (owned by two families in fact) but has long had…

    29 Jun 2018 Jancis Robinson