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Interview: Danny Lucchesi, Delicato Family

Published:  25 March, 2019

Viticulturalist Danny Lucchesi talks to Chris Wilson about special old vines, Zin and Gnarley Head

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Jerry Lockspeiser: What’s the cost of a decent bottle of wine?

Published:  17 March, 2019

The You and Yours programme on BBC Radio 4 recently ran a piece in which a £7.50 Chinese wine in Sainsbury’s was described by the interviewer as “cheap and cheerful”. A flurry of listeners comments followed, aghast that £7.50 should be thought cheap. Many were paying £4-5, unable to afford more, and generally happy with what they were buying. One listener said his wine buff family members couldn’t tell the difference between his £4-5 wines and more expensive ones anyway.

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Joe Fattorini: On wine, lemons and cow shit

Published:  18 March, 2019

Head of London sales at Fields, Morris & Verdin

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Q&A: Matteo Montone, Berners Tavern

Published:  11 March, 2019

Next month Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern at The London Edition is launching a series entitled An Introduction to Wine, hosted by director of wine Matteo Montone. On Monday nights 12 guests will be guided through the basics of wine in the restaurant’s private dining room, with each guest receiving 15% off their bill if they dine in the restaurant afterwards.

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Q&A: Shervene Shahbazkhani, Bacardi Brown Forman, on the benefits of a gender-balanced trade

Published:  08 March, 2019

People all around the world are marking International Women’s Day today with celebrations and protests, looking back at the changes that have been made, but also pushing for further gender parity at home and in the workplace.

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Q&A: Xenia Irwin MW, Waitrose Cellar

Published:  07 March, 2019

Xenia Irwin MW, wine buyer at Waitrose Cellar is in revelatory mood as she shares her passion for her job – and some childhood memories. 

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Guy Woodward: Champagne’s snobbery is in danger of bubbling over

Published:  04 March, 2019

GUY WOODWARD

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Tim Atkin MW: Celebrating Creole

Published:  01 March, 2019

Compiling a list of the 10 best red and white grapes is an entertaining parlour game for consenting wine lovers. Should Chardonnay trump Riesling and Chenin Blanc? And what about Cabernet Sauvignon? Better or worse than Pinot Noir, Grenache or Nebbiolo? I’ve played this dozens of times around the world and the results differ more than you’d think. Yet some varieties never make the podium. There are more than 5,000 to choose from, but no one ever finds room for Aligoté, Dornfelder or Seyval Blanc.

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Q&A: Alexandre Gabriel, MD, Maison Ferrand

Published:  27 February, 2019

What did it mean to the business to win Supreme Champion in Harpers Design Awards?

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Q&A: Jim Meehan, co-founder, Banks Rums

Published:  27 February, 2019

Bartender extraordinaire Jim Meehan has been in Europe recently, leaving a trail of wisdom and insight behind him as to what it takes to make it the bar world.

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Q&A: Matteo Montone, director of wine, Berners Tavern

Published:  20 February, 2019

Next month Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern at The London Edition is launching a new series entitled An Introduction to Wine, hosted by director of wine Matteo Montone. On Monday nights 12 guests will be guided through the basics of wine in the restaurant’s private dining room, with each guest receiving 15% off of their bill if they dine in the restaurant afterwards.

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Joe Fattorini: Give the people what they (actually) want

Published:  19 February, 2019

JOE FATTORINI

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Q&A: Abi Barlow, Barlow & Co.

Published:  18 February, 2019

Barlow & Co. founder Abi Barlow talks Andrew Catchpole through the creative thinking between wine and design

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Jerry Lockspeiser: How to win in uncertain times

Published:  15 February, 2019

If we have heard it once we have heard it a thousand times: Business needs clarity to plan.

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Q&A: Dean Harper, owner of HarperWells shares his Norwich knowledge

Published:  12 February, 2019

James Lawrence talks Brexit, MUP, millennials and alternative formats with indie Dean Harper of HarperWells

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Q&A: Robin Copestick, co-managing director, Freixenet Copestick

Published:  07 February, 2019

It’s hard to overstate the impact that I Heart has had on the trajectory of Robin Copetsick’s business – formerly Copestick Murray and, as of January 1, Freixenet Copestick – and where it is today.

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Guy Woodward: Why the trade should keep it simple

Published:  05 February, 2019

Guy Woodward

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Tim Atkin MW: Closing off the cork-vs-cap conundrum

Published:  31 January, 2019

TIM ATKIN MW

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Q&A: Tom Ashworth, Yapp Brothers

Published:  30 January, 2019

As celebrated Wiltshire merchant Yapp Brothers heads into its 50th anniversary year, chief executive Tom Ashworth talks to James Lawrence about what the months ahead may hold

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Q&A: Piotr Pietras MS, independent wine consultant and SITT On-Trade Ambassador

Published:  28 January, 2019

Piotr Pietras MS, former director of wine at London’s Hide, has taken on the newly-created role of on-trade ambassador for SITT (Specialist Importer Trade Tastings). Harpers caught up with him about his plans for the role and for tips on the on-trade wine scene too.

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