Quote of the Week

by Charles Lea

As Cockburn’s of Leith, wine merchants to Sir Walter Scott, 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:- “Everyone defaults to what they think is good value, but it’s just cheap branded products that are quite cynically marketed” said Kenneth Vannan. Yup – well put.