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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Meet the Member: Christopher Foulkes

Christopher Foulkes started drinking wine at a rather early age and writing about it in the 1970s, but it is his role as a publisher in the world of wine books that has perhaps brought him the greatest recognition in the industry today. Having published over 40 wine books worldwide, he is certainly one of the most experienced in the field. Amanda Barnes interviews him about his experience in the i...
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Meet the Member: Elizabeth Gabay MW

Elizabeth Gabay MW
Elizabeth Gabay MW is one of the leading authorities on rosé wines and author of Rosé: Understanding the pink wine revolution. In this interview, she explains why the pink world of wine is a hub of creativity, why she might start tasting using black glasses from now on, and reveals that she is now making her own rosé wine... in Slovakia! What is your earliest memory in wine?  It's difficult ...
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Meet the Member: Anne Krebiehl MW

Anne Krebiehl MW is one of the foremost experts on German wine and author of the award-winning book The Wines of Germany. Amanda Barnes interviews her about hipster Spätburgunder and an early fancy of white Rhône in this Meet the Member interview. You can watch the full interview live on Instagram. What was your earliest memory of wine? I did not grow up in a wine drinking family. My mum had a ...
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Meet the Member: Katherine Cole

Katherine Cole Circle of Wine Writers
Katherine Cole has authored five wine books, including her newly released book Sparkling Wine Anytime. Between discussing Bon Jovi’s rosé and wine podcasts, in this Meet the Member interview broadcast live over Instagram, Amanda Barnes learns about Katherine’s penchant for unique Italian wines and how she forged a career as a wine journalist, author, editor, communications manager, and producer. ...
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