'Return of British Independents', Jancis Robinson, The Financial Times

10th January 2005

"I was heartened to see one new merchant, with the first encouraging traces of aggression, Stone Vine and Sun, and launching its first list with the credo: 'Stone Vine and Sun was named after the three most imporant influences on a bunch of grapes, and therefore wine: the earth, the plant and the weather. It reflects our belief that wines should have a sense of place, and should be rooted in rock and stone rather than be the product of an agri-business, blending wines from irrigated plains. We believe in terroir.'...

"Now that's more like it. No more pussyfooting."

Jancis Robinson, The Financial Times
January 2005

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