An academic approach to acquiring fine wine

Tony Harries owns up to a sneaky student scheme he used to snap up some serious wine. His big bag, it turns out, was not full of books. I’m going to start with a confession; a youthful indiscretion and I know that when you first read this you’ll be shocked. Hopefully by the time you get to the end you might actually wish that I’d done worse. I want to talk about something I invented, called ‘Alco...
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Meet the Member: Hugh Johnson OBE

Hugh Johnson OBE is the world's best-selling wine writer and along with fellow Circle Member, Jancis Robinson, they have just launched the 8th edition 0f The World Atlas of Wine. Amanda Barnes interviews Hugh on his career as a wine writer and how he first came to put together the first edition of this revolutionary wine book in 1971. Hugh shares his thoughts on climate change, the evolution of wi...
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Old World winemakers flock to New York State’s hot winemaking spot

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Foraging for Pignoletto in the Bolognese hills: Emilia-Romagna Trip Report 2019

Circle members Neil Fairlamb, Justin Keay and Stephen Barrett voyaged into the wine regions of northern Italy on a Circle trip to Emilia-Romagna from 31st May to 2nd June. They share their experiences of this delicious corner of Italy, from the underrated delights of Pignoletto (both in its bubbly and still rendition) to the tempting trattorias and delectable cuisine of the region.    Neil ...
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Rediscovering Atacama traditions

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