The Circle of Wine Writers is an association of authors, writers, journalists, bloggers, broadcasters, photographers and lecturers, communicating about wines and spirits

Founded in 1960 by the late Cyril Ray, based in the UK, there are circa 240 members worldwide, based in 30 countries. The objectives of the Circle of Wine Writers are to:

  • improve the standard of communication about wines and spirits
  • contribute to the growing knowledge of and interest in wine
  • promote wines and spirits of quality and to comment adversely on faulty products and dubious practices
  • establish and maintain good relations with the news media and the wine trade
  • provide members with a strong voice with which to express their views
  • provide platforms for the exchange of information
  • provide a programme of workshops, meetings, talks and tastings