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11 January, 2008

Jan 16-17 Wine+ 2008, Olympia,

London (

Jan 18 The Benevolent New Year Lunch, Vintner's Hall, London



7089 3888)

Jan 20-23 The International Cognac Summit, Cognac, France


Jan 25 Burns


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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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Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

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