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WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our november 13 edition

PUBLISHED: 16:17 17 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:36 07 September 2010

People are cutting quantity rather than quality. Everyone is spending less. Although some people are drinking a lot because pubs have been doing better business in the last few weeks. Award-winning sommelier Bruno Murciano gives his verdict on how the cre

People are cutting quantity rather than quality. Everyone is spending less. Although some people are drinking a lot because pubs have been doing better business in the last few weeks.

Award-winning sommelier Bruno Murciano gives his verdict on how the credit crunch will affect the quality wines business.

There has been an upsurge of outrage against bankers making off with huge bonuses in pursuit of their own greedy goals. There was extraordinary myopia and greed. There were groups of very senior people who had no idea what they were doing, and they were culpable.

Financial guru George Magnus, from Highgate, delivers a damning verdict on the behaviour of greedy bankers, which may indeed lead to less wine being consumed in these parts.

When I listen to London Calling, Joy Division, The Cure, I still like it for what it was. And for what it still is for me. I knew when I was young that it was incredible, that it was different. And now I know why.

Marc Collins of French Band Nouvelle Vague, proves that whatever the genre, music is always a voyage of discovery.

Anywhere else ruins as spectacular as these would be swamped by hordes of tourists and it is truly moving to find yourself almost alone in this ancient world, listening to the crickets in the grass and imagining how life there could have been.

Travel writer Marianne Gray discovered that rare thing nowadays, an unexplored delight.

It is understandable young people should want respect but it is very sad that some of them think that carrying a gun will earn them that respect.

Det Chief Supt Helen Ball, head of Trident, who was in Camden to help launch a new anti-gun campaign.

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