Why Covid Didn’t Kill Wine Shops

Here’s a column I wrote for Decanter on how Covid has changed wine retail.

It was based partly on my experiences chairing the Decanter Retailer Awards.

Here’s an excerpt:

‘Far from blighting wine retail, the pandemic has created openings for a new breed of ambitious wine purveyor […] In my nine years chairing the Decanter Retailer Awards, I’ve never seen such a buoyant, dynamic, diverse set of entries.’

We also made a podcast on the back of this experience: How To Buy Wine.

I also get to recommend a cheeky Greek Assyrtiko.


[Peter’s Uncorked Column¬†appeared in Decanter magazine’s November 2021 edition – you can also find it on the Decanter website]

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