Meet the Friend: Selim Bocti, VintageCellar

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Recognising the human factor in Sherry and Montilla

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CWW President Rosemary George has been made a Chevalier of the Ordre du Mérite

Sue Eames shares the news of Rosemary George MW being made a Chevalier of the Ordre du Mérite. We are very proud to share the news that the CWW President, Rosemary George MW, has been made a Chevalier of the Ordre du Mérite for her services to agriculture by the French Government. As Rosemary herself says, this is thanks to her writing about French wine for 40 years. The award will be formally pr...
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Virtually sipping Spain

Amanda Barnes embraces the opportunity to electronically engage with exciting wines from España at the annual Wines of Spain tasting. I know some people are over the virtual tastings, and others are not getting back into in-person tastings yet. I’m personally keen on both, and — most of all — keen to visit the vineyards while I can. But while I’m in the UK, chained to my desk prepping for MW exam...
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Meet the Member: Jasper Morris MW

Meet the Member, Jasper Morris MW interview with Amanda Barnes
One of the world’s most sought-after experts on Burgundy and author of Inside Burgundy, Jasper Morris MW has experience across the industry as a buyer, critic and writer. In this interview from Jasper’s home in Beaune, Amanda Barnes asks him about how he sees key changes in Burgundy playing out and what other wine regions make him tick.   How did you first get into wine? It came about thro...
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English effervescence

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Small but beautiful: the return of London Wine Fair

Colin Hampden-White celebrates the small, but beautiful, return of London Wine Fair earlier this month. It was so good to see the London Wine Fair return this year. I have read various accounts of how this year was very small, and the number of visitors was down on previous years. This all may be true, but I think it was all the better for it.  Most visitors come to London Wine Fair for two of t...
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Vale Terry Dunleavy MBE, JP

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Ambassadorial knowledge acquisition

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Meet the Friend: Sylvia Petz

Sylvia Petz is a Friend of the Circle with her prominent, and eponymously named, agency in Austria. In our Meet the Friend interview, we discover why she realised the value of top-quality Austrian wine at a young age and how she strives to drive forward organic wine production through her agency.   How did you get into wine? My grandfather already attached great importance to good wine at ...
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