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