Meet the Member: Ellen Wallace

Ellen Wallace is a sought-after specialist in Swiss wine and author of the newly-released book, Wine Hiking Switzerland. In this Meet the Member interview, Amanda Barnes learns why Mateus brings back sentimental and snowy memories of her childhood, as well as why cycling across China led her to Switzerland.   What’s your earliest memory in wine? I grew up in Iowa, in the US, and alth...
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Meet the Member: John Salvi MW

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Meet the Member: Colin Hampden-White

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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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Meet the Member: Jochen Erler

A regular contributor to The Circular, Jochen Erler got in to wine writing while living in England, after a career in academia and the international civil service. He has written for Harpers and many other London-based wine publications, and has been the foreign correspondent for Austria’s WeinBau, as well writing for various German wine magazines. Nowadays, he writes for Dionysos, the magazine of...
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Meet the Member: René Langdahl

René Langdahl is wine writer, podcaster and educator in Denmark. In this interview, he tells Amanda Barnes why he never got that promised taste of DRC from his confirmation party, and why writing about wine for cash-strapped students was the start of his wine writing career. He also shares an insight into the post-pandemic wine world of Denmark and comments on the trends that excite him, including...
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Meet the Member: Marisa Finetti

Marisa Finetti was born in Tokyo although raised in San Francisco, where she developed a career as a journalist and in the television industry before she quit the city lifestyle to become a grape grower in Sonoma for a decade. Today she is a wine writer and illustrator, based in Las Vegas. Amanda Barnes interviews Marisa for our Meet the Member feature and learns how sticky boots taught Marisa abo...
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Meet the Member: Mick Rock

Mick Rock has been photographing wine for three decades and is one of the wine industry's most important sources for wine photography with his company Cephas. Amanda Barnes interviews him to find out about some of his early adventures in wine (including covering 10,000 miles in seven weeks in a 4x4) and his plans for the future — which include one very special butterfly.  What's your earliest mem...
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Meet the Member: Jon Wyand

Jon Wyand is an award-winning photographer whose many works include his own two books, 4 seasons in Côte Chalonnaise and A year on Corton. In this interview, Amanda Barnes learns how it was his £1-a-night job that lured him into the world of wine and of his plans for the year to come.   What first brought you into the world of wine? Well, it wasn’t drinking it! Alcohol was not a thing in...
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Meet the Member: Carolyn Evans Hammond

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