Meet the Member: Georges Meekers

Georges Meekers is a leading writer and expert on the wines of Malta, where he is based, as well as an eminent online educator. Amanda Barnes interviews him and discovers more about his first forays into wine, why native Maltese wines deserve some attention today and his thoughts on why wine appreciation comes much more naturally than we believe.¬†   What is your earliest memory in wine? H...
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Meet the Member: Tanya Mann

Tanya Mann was born in Russia and after a decade living in London, she has returned to run a few wine projects, details of which she shares with Amanda Barnes in this interview. She also talks about her first taste of fine wine and how the Russian wine market is changing. Tanya is a Member of the Circle of Wine Writers and currently serving on the Committee. Tell us about where you grew up and ...
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Meet the Member: Liz Sagues

Liz Sagues is well known for her book on English wine, but it was in fact a bottle of Burgundy (enjoyed in the dark!) that brought her into the world of fine wine. In this interview, we find out how she has enjoyed maintaining a wine column for over 30 years at a North London newspaper and why she believes Muscadet and Loire Moelleux are the most underrated wines today. As a Committee Member Liz h...
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Meet the Member: Natalie MacLean

Natalie Maclean
Natalie MacLean is a wine writer, broadcaster and Brunello lover. She's also the only person to have won both the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation and the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d'Escoffier International. Amanda Barnes interviews her on her career in wine, how digital media has transformed wine writing and educ...
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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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Meet the Member: Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards went from reading the Bar to dealing in Burgundy and is today one of the world's most respected Champagne writers and tasters. Amanda Barnes interviews him on his career in wine, the tides of change he has witnessed in Champagne, how he sees the future of wine and restaurant criticism and why a dirty Vodka Martini is the only secret in his cellar... How did you get into wine? In ...
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Meet the Member: Julia Sevenich

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Meet the Member: Filippo Magnani

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Meet the Member: Caroline Gilby MW

Caroline Gilby MW
Caroline Gilby MW is one of the most respected writers and wine experts on Central and Eastern European wine and is author of The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova. Robert Smyth interviews her on how she moved from studying botany to writing about Bulgarian wine; how she's seen the Central and Eastern European wine regions progress over the years; and how she combines her passion for running ...
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