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Meet the buyers: Lydia Redfearn, Adnams

Published:  09 May, 2018

Our series continues with wine buyer Lydia Redfearn, who oversees the evolving and quality wine portfolio at regional brewer, Adnams. 

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Tim Atkin MW: And then there were three

Published:  04 May, 2018

Does anyone remember Safeway? In its day, it had one of the best supermarket wine ranges in the UK – diverse, daring and invariably well selected.

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WoodWinters makes waves in the Big Smoke

Published:  30 April, 2018

Establishing a wholesale presence in London, opening new and improved operations in Scotland and setting up a distillery, it’s all go for WoodWinters. Lisa Riley reports

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Are we in the wine business or the business of wine?

Published:  27 April, 2018

Barely 50% of UK start-ups make it to their third birthday (ONS figures). 20% of American businesses fail before they are one year old, around half make it to five years, and just 30% are still going after a decade (USA Today).

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Liberty for all

Published:  25 April, 2018

David Gleave MW talks to Andrew Catchpole about the vision that continues to underpin his business 20 years since it began

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Meet the buyers: John Critchley, Morgenrot

Published:  23 April, 2018

This month we caught up with the leading wholesalers from Britain’s provincial hotspots

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Q&A: Charles Smith, Wines of Substance

Published:  16 April, 2018

Since selling off the five key labels of his eponymous wine range to Constellation Brands in 2016, former rock band manager turned Washington-based wine pioneer Charles Smith is now focused on creating Wines of Substance. Jo Gilbert reports

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Guy Woodward: Casting wine in a cool, urban light

Published:  12 April, 2018

Guy Woodward Former editor of Decanter 

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Meet the buyers: David Robertson, group wine manager, HB Clark

Published:  10 April, 2018

This month we caught up with the leading wholesalers from Britain’s provincial hotspots

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Meet the buyer: Rachael Leach, director of private client sales, Swig

Published:  06 April, 2018

I got into the trade by accident, after finding out about WSET from an article for a level 2 course that came with (the real attraction) an accompanying daily lunch at José Pizarro’s restaurant. That love of wine and need to get involved was fostered by the blind-tasting team at university, and then a stint at Bancroft in the marketing department.

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Tim Atkin MW: Protecting the global spirit of wine

Published:  06 April, 2018

Tim Atkin MW: Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC 

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Winning at wine: HB Clark

Published:  30 March, 2018

Composite wholesaler HB Clark has a renewed focus on wine as a door opener for new trade. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Jerry Lockspeiser: It’s time to treat drinkers like adults

Published:  28 March, 2018

What have Kevin the Carrot, a wine called Sex, and Anything But Chardonnay got in common? Answer: They’ve all been banned.

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Meet the buyers: Robin Davis, owner/wine director, Swig

Published:  26 March, 2018

This month we caught up with the surfers riding the wave of the online wine world

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Profile: Kingsland Drinks

Published:  21 March, 2018

By taking an holistic approach from sourcing to supply, Kingsland Drinks is injecting innovation along the way. Andrew Catchpole reports 

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Meet the buyers: Ray O’Connor, wine director, Naked Wines

Published:  19 March, 2018

This month we caught up with the surfers riding the wave of the online wine world

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Meet the buyers: Andrew Baker, wine buying director, Virgin Wines

Published:  16 March, 2018

This month we caught up with the surfers riding the wave of the online wine world

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Guy Woodward: Lobbing grenades at Majestic

Published:  14 March, 2018

Guy Woodward, former editor of Decanter

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Tim Atkin MW: State of the Union Jack

Published:  09 March, 2018

What does the Union Jack symbolise to you? Pride? Shame? Sovereignty? Populism? Peace? Colonialism? All are possible responses and have been almost since the flag was designed in 1800 to reflect the Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland. As Tim Marshall writes in his recent book, Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags, “its beauty or otherwise is in the eye, imagination and politics of the beholder”.

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All change at Greene King

Published:  07 March, 2018

Andrew Ingham talks us through the changes he has implemented since taking the helm at Greene King and how to develop a strong wine offer. Angela Mount reports

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