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The Times

Published:  23 July, 2008

Every January, six independent wine merchants, together called The Bunch, gather for a joint tasting. Their original aim was to highlight 'wines that they have and supermarkets don't'. But it takes a real effort to beat the supermarkets, reports JANE MacQUITTY. She discovers that, while 'weird wines are not always wonderful', The Bunch does have a few real stars, such as the 'sensational, scented, raspberry-stacked' 2004 Vin de Pays Catalan Carignan, Ferrer-Ribire (8.75; Adnams, Tanners).