MTM: Julian Jeffs

Julian Jeffs needs little introduction as one of the world’s authorities on sherry. Julian, who has published six editions of his definitive book on sherry, joined the Circle of Wine Writers in 1962 and is its longest serving member, as well a former CWW president. He long juggled his career in law with wine writing and has always liked doing two things at once. He retired from the bar at the age ...
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MTM: Robert Smyth

Robert is a British journalist, editor and wine writer who has been based in Budapest, Hungary, for many years. As well as being a specialist writer on the wines of Hungary and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, he is head of the journalism department of McDaniel College in Budapest. One of Robert’s early projects in the world of wine was to edit fellow CWW member David Copp’s book, H...
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MTM: Amanda Barnes

Amanda is a British journalist and editor who has specialised in writing on wine and travel for over a decade. Since 2009 she lives between Mendoza in Argentina and Santiago in Chile and the wines of South America have become a particular focus. Following her BA degree in comparative literature at London’s King’s College, while working in journalism, Amanda studied to become a fully-fledged journ...
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MTM: Heather Dougherty

Based in Surrey, South East England, Heather Dougherty is the current chairman of the Association of Wine Educators and for ten years has run her own wine events company, Red, White & Rosé. Heather began her career in the travel technology business, but decided wine was more fun and switched careers while bringing up a family and studied with the WSET to achieve her Diploma. She has been a mem...
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