Monthly Archives: November 2012

Viajante: the essence of Portugal

My grandparents used to have a flat in the Algarve which my parents would borrow every summer. We would fly armed with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label to give to the manager of the Penina Hotel so that … Continue reading

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Lady column: a kebab and four pack of Lynx please

What does one drink with spicy food? When I was a student at Leeds University, the answer would have been simple: a four pack of Lynx premium lager (£2.99 from Mistry’s Superette). I wouldn’t have dreamed of drinking wine with … Continue reading

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Towards greater synergy between merchant and customer in a modern retail environment

Here’s a sequel to a post I wrote a few months ago. It’s sometimes very hard for a wine merchant to gauge how interested a potential customer is in wine. There’s always a risk of patronising the customer or boring … Continue reading

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