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Andrew Catchpole

Andrew Catchpole: What is in the bottle is not the only thing that counts

05 Sep 2016 | By Andrew Catchpole

Editor Andrew Catchpole argues that while wine quality is certaintly important it is not the only way customers buy, particularly when it comes to trying a new wine.

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Tim Atkin

The political threat to our wine life Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Tim Atkin

“Stick to wine, Tim – you’re wasting time.” If you spend as many hours as I do on social media channels, you get used to – and even rather enjoy – the odd spat, but this was different.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: That’s your bloody GDP. Not ours. Subscription

10 Feb 2017 | By Jerry Lockspeiser

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, recently announced an increase in the annual growth forecast for the UK economy from 1.4% to 2%. But things may not be as good as they sound.

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Guy Woodward: Why is the wine trade still slow to deliver fulfilment? Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Guy Woodward

As a middle-aged, middle-class man, my weekly highlight is Saturday morning, illuminated by a warm croissant (180ºC for eight minutes, served with passion fruit curd), a Nespresso coffee (medium froth, Ristretto pod) plus the weekend papers – and here’s the most indulgent part – delivered to the door. 

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Tim Atkin MW: Can artificial intelligence replace human judgment in the world of wine?

08 Feb 2017 | By Tim Atkin

What do you think of the following tasting note? “Inconspicuous boysenberries and cigar wrappers revel in unresolved rosehips, while dried wormwood and chemically tanned leather swim amongst illusive black liquorice.” And this? “Like a sherry, wet wool, mead, musk and nail polish remover cocktail.” 

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Jerry Lockspeiser on 2017: Something or nothing? Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Jerry Lockspeiser

January. The beginning of a better year. That’s what we hope. However good or bad 2016 was personally, for our families, our businesses, and people in other places, we are hardwired to aim for better.

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