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Thread: UK, Majestic buy Lay and Wheelers

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    John T Guest

    Default UK, Majestic buy Lay and Wheelers

    of interest for UK afwer's

    http://www.decanter.com/news/news.php?id=278258

    Sad to see one of the oldest family run merchants in the UK, being bailed
    out by the big chain Majestic.

    Sign of things to come, and the greedy Bordelais still not living in the
    real world re en-primeur Claret

    JT



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    st.helier Guest

    Default Re: UK, Majestic buy Lay and Wheelers


    "John T" wrote in message .......
    >
    > of interest for UK afwer's
    >
    > Sad to see one of the oldest family run merchants in the UK, being bailed
    > out by the big chain Majestic.
    >
    > Sign of things to come, and the greedy Bordelais still not living in the
    > real world re en-primeur Claret



    And of particular interest to others further afield, JT.

    I have fond memories of working with L&W back in the early '90s - they
    imported some St.Helena (NZ) wines, and I spent a week or so in the UK with
    them, "entertaining" during some of their well attended evening client
    nights - we had a ball.

    They were based in Colchester at the time - I was most honoured to be
    invited to the annual dinner of "The Colchester Association for the
    protection of property" (The Thieves Dinner??") - an affair which dates
    back to 1783, IIRC.

    As my good friend George Harrison once penned "All things must pass" - but
    tis sad indeed.

    --

    st.helier


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    John T Guest

    Default Re: UK, Majestic buy Lay and Wheelers


    "st.helier" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gp05jj$bdk$[email protected]..
    >
    > "John T" wrote in message .......
    >>
    >> of interest for UK afwer's
    >>
    >> Sad to see one of the oldest family run merchants in the UK, being bailed
    >> out by the big chain Majestic.
    >>
    >> Sign of things to come, and the greedy Bordelais still not living in the
    >> real world re en-primeur Claret

    >
    >
    > And of particular interest to others further afield, JT.
    >
    > I have fond memories of working with L&W back in the early '90s - they
    > imported some St.Helena (NZ) wines, and I spent a week or so in the UK
    > with them, "entertaining" during some of their well attended evening
    > client nights - we had a ball.
    >
    > They were based in Colchester at the time - I was most honoured to be
    > invited to the annual dinner of "The Colchester Association for the
    > protection of property" (The Thieves Dinner??") - an affair which dates
    > back to 1783, IIRC.
    >
    > As my good friend George Harrison once penned "All things must pass" -
    > but tis sad indeed.
    >
    > --
    >
    > st.helier
    >




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    graham Guest

    Default Re: UK, Majestic buy Lay and Wheelers


    "st.helier" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gp05jj$bdk$[email protected]..
    >
    > "John T" wrote in message .......
    >>
    >> of interest for UK afwer's
    >>
    >> Sad to see one of the oldest family run merchants in the UK, being bailed
    >> out by the big chain Majestic.
    >>
    >> Sign of things to come, and the greedy Bordelais still not living in the
    >> real world re en-primeur Claret

    >
    >
    > And of particular interest to others further afield, JT.
    >
    > I have fond memories of working with L&W back in the early '90s - they
    > imported some St.Helena (NZ) wines, and I spent a week or so in the UK
    > with them, "entertaining" during some of their well attended evening
    > client nights - we had a ball.
    >
    > They were based in Colchester at the time - I was most honoured to be
    > invited to the annual dinner of "The Colchester Association for the
    > protection of property" (The Thieves Dinner??") - an affair which dates
    > back to 1783, IIRC.
    >
    > As my good friend George Harrison once penned "All things must pass" -
    > but tis sad indeed.
    >


    I think their service must have deteriorated considerably since then,
    judging by my b-i-l's experience with them.
    Graham



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