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  • 60 seconds with John Gapper

    How long have you worked at the FT and what do you cover?
    I started in May 1987. I cover business and markets and sort of everything that the FT covers, except politics.

    What made you want to be a journalist?
    Actually, I was 21-years-old and I couldn’t think of anything else to do.

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  • Price and Prejudice – Jancis Robinson on the wine price debate

    The media, in Britain and further afield, made much of an ‘experiment’ at last month’s Edinburgh Science Festival in which 578 people were asked to taste a wine and say whether it was under £5 or between £10 and £30 a bottle. That they managed this only half the time, as often as they would have done if they had chosen at random, gave rise to such headlines as ‘Wine drinkers wasting money on expensive vintages’.

    What fascinated me was how passionately wine drinkers reacted to this story. Those who presumably rarely spend much on wine patted themselves on the back, while those used to spending double- or perhaps even occasionally treble-digit sums per bottle were incensed by the stupidity of the comparison and leapt to the defence of fine wine, for all its apparent lack of immediate appeal.

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  • Financial Times lines up world’s leading luxury business leaders to speak at its Annual Business of Luxury Summit

    Speakers include CEOs from Lanvin, Balenciaga, Hublot, Gianni Versace, and Coty

    The Financial Times will host its seventh annual Business of Luxury Summit on June 5-7, 2011, at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland. Chaired by Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, the event will bring together senior luxury executives, corporate decision makers and financiers from around the world to debate key issues facing the global luxury sector. Previous Summits have been held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Venice, Tokyo and Monte Carlo.

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  • 60 seconds with Martin Wolf

    How long have you worked at the FT and what do you cover? 
    I have been at the FT since September 1987 and I write columns on economics.

    What made you want to be a journalist? 
    I never intended to be a journalist. I was asked to become chief leader writer by the then editor of the FT, Geoffrey Owen, in 1987. I was already 41 and had been a professional economist.

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  • A year in Bordeaux: Jancis Robinson delivers her verdict on the 2010 vintage

    The wine world embraced Bordeaux 2009 with praise and pleasure, but has the region enjoyed another great year in 2010? After tasting hundreds of samples in Bordeaux this spring, the FT’s unrivalled wine critic Jancis Robinson explains why the unseasonal weather that characterised the vintage has served many of the winemakers well.

    Rain in June, and cool grey skies in July and August, have produced wines with a refreshing acidity. The alcohol levels are high – but the elements are successfully balanced.

    “Both 2009 and 2010 have massive, record-breaking amounts of alcohol (thanks to the high sugar levels in the grapes), tannins and colour. The big difference between the vintages is in the acid levels. Thanks to the cool nights and generally lower temperatures, 2010s have much higher levels of acidity and, in some cases, the tannins taste much drier. This makes the 2010 vintage much more structured, and arguably more refreshing”.

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