Quote of the Week

by Charles Lea

As Cockburn’s of Leith, wine merchants聽to Sir Walter Scott,聽throw in the towel after two hundred years, a pithy quote from a director of one of their Edinburgh competitors, Villeneuve Wines, sums up the key problem facing anyone trying to produce or sell high-quality products in the face of the dumbing-down effect of the power of supermarkets:- 鈥淓veryone defaults to what they think is good value, but it鈥檚 just cheap branded products that are quite cynically marketed鈥 said Kenneth Vannan. Yup – well put.