Newcomers on the scene

They wouldn’t have got past the elevator pitch in Dragons’ Den. “So you want to sell premium Austrian wines from a transport container in the East End of London?” summarises a puzzled Duncan Bannatyne; “I’m ooot.” But after just four months, Newcomer Wines is nearly breaking even already. What makes this all the more impressive is that co-owner Peter Honegger is just 22 years old and manages the…

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Tavel: Don’t judge a wine by its colour

  A quick intro to the wines of Tavel...   Of all the colours of the rainbow, the colour pink has some unfortunate connotations. Often associated with cupcake icing and little girls’ toys, it’s a weak, frivolous colour. It’s rarely the sign of a serious wine either – how many truly great rosés can you name? Yes there are some, but compared to white and red wines they are few and far…

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