MTM: Cathrine Todd

Cathrine Todd, known as Dame Wine online,  didn't have a traditional route into the world of wine but she has certainly taken it by storm garnering critical praise and a strong social media following. Amanda Barnes interviews her and finds out why blogging offers certain freedoms compared to traditional press and how important community is online.   How did you get into wine? What are you...
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Bottling the Past in Port

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A sensory spread of San Sebastian

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Should process define a new wine lexicon?

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A new taste of Normandy

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Liz Sagues presents a celebration of English wine

The UK's world-renowned sparkling wine, and its increasingly good still counterpart, is much neglected in books directed at non-specialist wine consumers. Circle member Liz Sagues fills that gap with A Celebration of English Wine (Robert Hale, rrp £16.99), a story which begins with the Romans and carries on to the current successes and future challenges of Britain's fastest-growing agricultural se...
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An unexpected celebration of English wine

Liz Sagues recounts the story behind  A Celebration of English Wine, the wine book which was an unexpected commission. Writing is all about grasping opportunities – but I certainly didn't anticipate the one that has just resulted in publication of my first wine book, A Celebration of English Wine. That hadn't been even a distant ambition. Eighteen months ago, England wasn't one of my target win...
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Wandering through the memories and vines of Sicily

Nina Caplan makes a pitstop in Sicily to discover this island's connection between the great empires and its pivotal role in wine history, in this extract from her new book The Wandering Vine: Wine, the Romans and Me. Before the Italian mainland, almost opposite ancient Carthage, is an island so fertile, and so strategically placed, that it has been visited by virtually everyone. Poets, heroes, ...
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The Angers triple wine event whammy

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New Member: Andrea Frost

Andrea Frost is an award-winning writer, columnist, author and speaker. Her writing has been described more closely as 'an evening with a particularly erudite and witty dinner companion' and her approach to wine is known for often touching on philosophy and culture. Andrea is a columnist for JancisRobinson.com and the World of Fine Wine and has contributed to TimAtkin.com, Gourmet Traveller Win...
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