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    I met Isabel Cuevas seven years ago in Yamanashi, Japan’s wine country, as you do. We got on like the proverbial house on fire and we kept in touch when she moved to England to join her husband-to-be, both, incidentally from the rural Spanish wilds of Extremadura. Thanks to her natural affinity for Spanish food and gastronomy and my love of Spanish wine, it took us no longer than you can say croqueta to decide that we should collaborate on a guide to tapas bars in the UK. Of ...

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Harpers Awards 2014 winners announced at London's Hurlingham Club

02 Jun 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Morrisons, Naked Wines, Bibendum, Corks Out, Vinoteca and the Chiltern Fire House were some of the big name winners announced tonight at the Harpers Awards at London’s Hurlingham Club.

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