Meet the Member: Sarah Jane Evans

Sarah Jane Evans wine writer, Circle of Wine Writers interview
Sarah Jane Evans MW is an award-winning wine writer, critic and editor who is renowned for her astute tasting ability and thirst for knowledge. Amanda Barnes interviews her to find out more about her journey into wine, and specifically why she likes to champion the still and fortified wines of Spain, as well as discovering why white chocolate and White Zinfandel might not be as bad a pairing as it...
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Meet the Friend: Anita Jackson, Wines of Chile

Anita Jackson
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Bükk buckles down

Ádám Berkecz Lillafüred Palace
Robert Smyth finally frees the shackles of lockdown on his first post-Covid wine trip, and finds winemaking momentum building in the mountains around Miskolc, in north-eastern Hungary. A version of this article earlier appeared in the Budapest Business Journal. It was a welcome change to return to Hungarian wine country in June, to witness a barely-known cum less prestigious wine region take stri...
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Promise amongst the peaks and the pumice

Old vines sur échalas in Boudes ©WL
Continuing on from her introductory article in August’s Circular on the Côtes d’Auvergne region in the Puy de Dôme department, within the volcanic part of France’s Massif Central, Wink Lorch visits producers big and small, and finds plenty of potential in the region that has altitude and ash to its advantage. With only about 400 hectares (ha), Côtes d’Auvergne inspired me to think once again abou...
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What can I still afford to drink?

wine corks
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Gallery: England’s vineyards from the sky by Mick Rock

Mick Rock started photographing the British wine industry in 1985. Now, with a drone, he has have set himself a project to reveal the beauty and uniqueness of our British vineyards from a new angle. Many images are stitched from several frames to showcase our landscapes in a way which a single frame (or even video) cannot. Mick started this project in September 2019, after gaining his CAA PfCO (Pe...
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Let’s talk about self-publishing

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The Future of Wine Tastings – Industry survey results

Charlotte Hey reports on the findings of The Future of Wine Tastings survey held by various communications teams in the wine industry.  The Future of Wine Tastings research, carried out by a collection of the UK's leading wine PR agencies and generic wine bodies surveyed 1500+ wine trade professionals, buyers, press and influencers in the UK and abroad over period of a month from the 11th June- 7...
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Meet the Friend: Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts is director of Eviva Communications working with clients that range from Picpoul de Pinet to Japanese spirits. Amanda Barnes interviews her to find out more about how she got into the wine world and how lockdown has changed the industry from her perspective, including the positive side of helping the planet, riding a bicycle and working in your pyjamas.   How did you get into...
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