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Guy Woodward: The road to Damascus

Published:  12 December, 2018

I drank my first glass of Syrian wine the other night. Bargylus, a Cabernet/Syrah blend. I’d read about it, but never actually seen it on the shelf or a list. Until, that is, it was offered to me as part of the rather fine tasting menu at Alyn Williams’ restaurant in The Westbury.

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Q&A: Xavier Rousset, restaurateur and master sommelier, Trade

Published:  07 December, 2018

Xavier Rousset talks to Harpers about Trade, a new Soho-based private members’ club for the restaurant and bar world

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Tim Atkin MW: How low can you go?

Published:  06 December, 2018

Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Wine needs to project values – not vineyard soil type - to be heard

Published:  22 November, 2018

Forgive me if the opening to this month’s piece seems a little self-indulgent, even self-congratulatory. It is not meant to be. It is just my personal example of the topic I want to highlight, one that should be a huge opportunity for the wine sector.

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Joe Fattorini: Is your wine list upside down?

Published:  19 November, 2018

Not only is your wine list upside down, but you haven’t dropped your anchor. Joe Fattorini shares more wacky wisdom on the psychology of sales

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Q&A: Robert Cooke, beers, wines & spirits director, Tesco

Published:  15 November, 2018

Buoyed by October’s encouraging interim results, Tesco is heading into the festive season with a hand in the on-trade for the first time, thanks to its merger with cash-and-carry group Booker. Jo Gilbert speaks to BWS director Robert Cooke about what the deal means for alcoholic drinks sales at the UK’s biggest grocer

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Q&A: Benoit Gouez, chef de cave, Moët & Chandon

Published:  07 November, 2018

Benoit Gouez talks to James Lawrence about his mission to rejuvenate the vintage category, MClll and making Burgundy in Champagne

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Guy Woodward: Who’s gonna make wine woke?

Published:  06 November, 2018

Columnists are meant to have opinions. They’re meant to have answers. But there is one aspect of wine that I am at a loss to fathom. And that is the location of wine’s cool. Where is it? Who’s got it? Because no matter how you try to spin it, wine is simply not hip. It is not sick. And it is most certainly not, my homies, woke.

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Tim Atkin MW: It’s heating up in Burgundy

Published:  02 November, 2018

Another year, another sale in Burgundy. Twelve months ago, it was Clos de Tart, bought by François Pinault’s Artémis Group for €280 million; now it’s Domaine Henri Rebourseau, in which the billionaire Bouygues brothers, Martin and Olivier, have recently acquired a majority stake for an estimated €45m.

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Big interview: Charlie Stein, wine buyer, The Vintner and Rick Stein Restaurants

Published:  24 October, 2018

Straddling both on and off-trade and with a famous family restaurant group behind him, Charlie Stein chats to Andrew Catchpole about life in the wine trade

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why companies with a lot to lose usually do

Published:  19 October, 2018

“In today's fast-paced world, leaders need to move at speed. The rate of innovation and change in organisations and the challenges of impatient investors or shareholders mean leadership decisions must be quick, smart and deliver real impact. “

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Guy Woodward: Nyetimber’s gift to the industry

Published:  16 October, 2018

Guy Woodward, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Joe Fattorini: Increase your prices? What an idea…

Published:  10 October, 2018

Ditch Vulcan pricing algorithms says Communicator of the Year Joe Fattorini in a new column looking at simple yet often counterintuitive ways to boost sales

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Tim Atkin MW: What it takes to be the best

Published:  08 October, 2018

TIM ATKIN, WINE CRITIC, BROADCASTER, CO-CHAIR OF THE IWC

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Meet the buyers: Stephen Crosland, Tanners Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Meet the buyers: Charles Steevenson, Steevenson Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Meet the buyers: Lesley Cook, Lanchester Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Q&A: Daniel Lambert

Published:  24 September, 2018

Daniel Lambert, owner of Daniel Lambert Wines, is never short of a view or two. Andrew Catchpole sounds him out about life as a specialist agent-importer, the trade in general and what the future might hold

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Q&A: Diana Rollan, beverage group category manager, D&D London

Published:  06 September, 2018

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Neil Anderson: The importance of niche wine brands

Published:  18 September, 2018

We need to get wine brands right for the sake of the future of the category, argues Neil Anderson, marketing director, Kingsland Drinks.

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