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Published:  23 July, 2008

By Stuart Peskett

Superplonk author and Harpers columnist Malcolm Gluck is to leave The Guardian after 15 years. Gluck, original champion of supermarket wine, told Harpers that he decided that a fresh face' was required, but he also spoke of his frustration with the broadsheet's editorial policy. He refused to reveal the identity of his successor - you won't have heard of her' - but Harpers understands that his shoes will be filled by his Guardian colleague Victoria Moore. His last column will be published on 11 December. Gluck said: I wouldn't say I was forced out, but The Guardian wanted a change. I told them that a fresh face was needed, so let's call it a day. I'd been very unhappy about the treatment in the paper. We were promised a weekly column [for his food/wine column with Silvena Rowe], but we only got a fortnightly one. It's a huge weight off my mind, but it's also a huge wrench.' He added that as well as devoting more time to photography, he had three book projects coming up. He also said that his website,, will be hugely expanded'.