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Profile: Andrew Shaw making his mark at M&S

Published:  21 September, 2021

Andrew Shaw has a distinguished pedigree in BWS, which is continuing with his latest tenure. By Lisa Riley

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Guy Woodward: A question of mark-ups

Published:  15 September, 2021

Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Five minutes with Adolfo Hurtado, Mont Gras

Published:  07 September, 2021

The charismatic winemaker at Chile’s Mont Gras talks to Lisa Riley about how growing up around vineyards influenced his three new wine ranges – Day One, Organic, and Devine Reserva – distributed by North South Wines.

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Q&A: Patrick Venning, The Brixton Distillery Company

Published:  31 August, 2021

On the first anniversary of former Pernod Ricard executives Patrick Venning and Laurent Lacassagne’s creation of Market Row Botanical Rum, Andrew Catchpole meets Venning at their Brixton-based distillery to find out how their novel approach to the category is going.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Sean Lock, wine and the value of originality

Published:  26 August, 2021

Comedian Sean Lock passed away on 16 August. Many knew him from TV, radio and his live one man shows. 8 out of 10 cats on Channel 4 was probably his biggest audience. Sean’s sparkling eyes, dead pan delivery and absurdist wit made him a true original.

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Q&A: Rollo Gabb, Journey’s End

Published:  24 August, 2021

Having bagged Star of South Africa and a deserved Star Design for his Journey’s End estate’s Identity wines, owner Rollo Gabb talks Andrew Catchpole through the label and liquid behind these Wine Stars Awards winners.

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Q&A: Tom Jones, Whalley Wine Shop and Whalley Wine Bar

Published:  17 August, 2021

Deciding to open a wine bar next to Whalley Wine Shop during a pandemic seemed like the obvious move for owner Tom Jones, founder and MD, who fills Andrew Catchpole in on why he’s made this leap of faith.

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Soapbox: Zero clarity threatens the future of no and low

Published:  12 August, 2021

In an extended soapbox this month, Vickie Rogerson, MD of specialist food and drink communications agency North PR and former head of food and BWS PR at Asda, makes the case for radically improved no and low alcohol labelling.

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Hallgarten comes out of crisis fighting

Published:  10 August, 2021

Hard hit but with optimistic sales results, Hallgarten & Novum is now looking to the trends that will be the bedrock of growth in the coming post-pandemic years. By Lisa Riley

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Tim Atkin MW: What makes wine worthy?

Published:  05 August, 2021

Are some Olympic sports more serious than others? To listen to purists, harrumphing about the inclusion of skateboarding, surfing and BMX freestyle in the Tokyo games, you’d conclude that there’s an established hierarchy. Those that take place on the track sit at the top, partly because of Olympic history perhaps, dating back to 776BC and Korobois’ triumph in the 190-metre stadion sprint. These are closely followed by field events, swimming and gymnastics, all of which are deemed to be “proper” disciplines. It’s no coincidence that Aussies love to mock Team GB’s prowess at “sitting down sports”.

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Five minutes with Carine Bailleul, Champagne Castelnau

Published:  03 August, 2021

Having recently succeeded Elisabeth Sarcelet as Champagne Castelnau’s chef de caves, Carine Bailleul, who worked alongside Sarcelet since 2003, shares how her wine journey ended in Champagne with Lisa Riley

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Q&A: Patricia Tóth, winemaker, Planeta

Published:  27 July, 2021

Presiding over winemaking at the innovative and cosmopolitan Sicilian trailblazer Planeta, Patricia Tóth is one of the island’s biggest champions. Andrew Catchpole asks her about Sicily’s appeal

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Seeing the big picture is more essential than ever

Published:  22 July, 2021

Many decades ago, I studied economics at university. The difference between theory and practice bothered me. All too often the first didn’t seem to describe the latter, let alone explain it. The problem was usually people – they simply didn’t behave as the theory said they should.

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Q&A: Cassie Gould, AKA ‘The Boss’, Butlers Wine Cellar

Published:  20 July, 2021

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Talking up organic

Published:  13 July, 2021

Argentina is well placed to lead the charge in organic wines, with Malbec as an ever-popular ‘in’. Harpers talks to a couple of pioneers who are determined to make this happen

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Soapbox: Bordeaux’s cold war

Published:  08 July, 2021

Château Bauduc owner Gavin Quinney ponders an intractable issue for frost-impacted producers up against the strictures of Bordeaux

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Profile: Caroline Thompson-Hill, Accolade Wines Europe

Published:  06 July, 2021

Caroline Thompson-Hill, MD for Europe at Accolade Wines, is determined to lead from the front in terms of creating a sustainable and diverse business which keeps a keen eye on consumer-driven trends. By Jo Gilbert

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Guy Woodward: Content conundrum

Published:  01 July, 2021

A new TV channel was launched last month. And I’m not talking about the ‘anti-woke’ news channel GB News. No, prepare yourself instead for something far more worthy and cerebral; 67pallmall.tv made its debut (admittedly on the members’ club’s own website, rather than a satellite TV network) with 18 hours of wine-related content every day.

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Five minutes with Lee Evans, founder, Condor Wines

Published:  29 June, 2021

Lee Evans set up South America specialist importer Condor Wines with just four Argentine wineries on board in June 2011. On its 10th anniversary he recounts to Andrew Catchpole how it all started and how he’s celebrating.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Lessons from the BrewDog affair

Published:  24 June, 2021

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.” Warren Buffett

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