Tyrol
Published:  04 May, 2007

Ian Macleod employees are off to Tyrol in Austria to compete in the inaugural Tyrolean Highland Games. Mary Mackie, Antony McCallum-Caron, Keith Murdoch, Linda Burtáand John Glass will join teamsfrom around the world in tug-o-war and tossing the caber, as well as less familiar disciplines such as cask rolling and egg throwing. Retail buyers would testify that suppliers are pretty good at the latter , and even better at throwing toys out of prams.

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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle ľ which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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