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Mike Paul

Articles by Mike Paul

Comment - Wine - The UK Market: How to Avoid Dead Shark Syndrome 5 March 2013

There’s a seminal moment in the film Manhattan when Woody Allen turns to his girlfriend and says: “Relationships are like sharks: they have to move forwards in order to survive. And what we have on our hands, my dear, is a dead shark.”

Comment - Wine - Going Regional: Why the New World Should Bother 21 January 2013

In any communication with the likes of Wines of Chile, Wine Australia or Wines of South Africa - or an individual producer of premium wines in any of these three New World wine nations - you’ll spot a common theme. They’re almost certain to vent their frustration that the quality of their premium offer is not being sufficiently recognised, either by the trade or the consumer.

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