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Percival Val Brown

Percival Val Brown talks about his 65 years in the drinks business Subscription

10 Jun 2015 | By Douglas Blyde

Percival Brown tells Douglas Blyde about his six decades in the business, from the cellars beneath Speakers’ Corner to selecting the wines for Concorde.

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Anna Greenhous

Aged Sake Part 2: A range of style and techniques

27 May 2015 | By Anna Greenhous

In the second part of our sake blog, Anna Greehhouse looks at styles and techniques of aged sake and looks beyond Japan to find them. 

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Scotland's Forth Wines will be at SITT Autumn

What to expect at SITT Autumn: Forth Wines

23 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Scottish distributor, Forth Wines, explains what visitors can expect on its stand at SITT Autumn taking place at the Royal Horticutural Halls in London on September 24.

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Beermoth team

Beermoth looks to bring US style beer retailing to Manchester

03 Jul 2014 | By Nigel Huddleston

Specialist beer shops have joined the 21st century, among them Beermoth, in central Manchester’s hip northern quarter, and set up by Scot Davies, a former manager at the city’s The Knott bar, and American Jeremy Stull, who worked at the esteemed Port Street Beer house.

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British and fun is at the heart of the Shack Revolution

Brothers James and Richard Manning are doing their bit to shake up juice bars

03 Dec 2014 | By Bernadette Costello

Brothers James and Richard Manning started out in the industry selling fresh British juices made at their Herefordshire farm. Little did they know that their old wooden apple crates would transform their business, says Bernadette Costello, and they are now looking to work with wine and spirits brands.   

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The Moody Blues

Q&A: John Lodge of rock band The Moody Blues talks about his love of wine and his own label Krisemma Subscription

08 Jun 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Musician John Lodge is best known as the bass player of rock band The Moody Blues, but the Birmingham native also has his own wine brand. He talks about how his love of wine started and where it has taken him.


The Wine Chambers

The Wine Chambers: bringing quality wine to the north east

10 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Ashcroft

Ben Chambers, owner of The Wine Chambers stores in Tynemouth and North Shields, talks about the difficulty of buying quality wine in the north east, the superiority of bottled-at-source wine and what keeps customers returning.

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Jackson Estate's Matt Patterson-Green

Jackson Estate's Matt Patterson-Green showcases his Kiwi wines at Chiltern Firehouse

17 Sep 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

“I believe Marlborough will be known for producing the best Pinot Noir over time,” declares Matt Patterson Green, winemaker of Jackson Estate. In his glass is one expression, Vintage Widow 2012, named, he says, “after women who lose their men to the vineyards…”

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Maria Jose Sevilla

María José Sevilla, Wines from Spain, on what we can expect next in the UK Subscription

09 Mar 2015

Consumer knowledge of Spanish wines has grown exponentially in the UK in recent years. María José Sevilla, director of Wines From Spain, talks to Harpers about what’s next.

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