New Member: Sue Eames

Sue Eames spent many years at L’Oreal in the UK and France, working at a senior corporate level and latterly in Global HR Communications, whilst also travelling extensively in Europe to judge wines and spirits. In 2016, Sue decided to move full time into the wine and spirits field with a focus on French and English wines, Gin, Fruit Liqueurs and Armagnac. Based in Paris, Sue writes regularly o...
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Jon Wyand, Jane Anson, Tim Atkin and Anne Krebiehl take home Louis Roederer Awards

Jon Wyand winning photo
Congratulations to Circle members Jane Anson, Jon Wyand, Anne Krebiehl and Tim Atkin who have won the Louis Roederer wine awards in the last edition of the awards ceremony: CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER ARTISTRY OF WINE AWARD 2020: Jon Wyand RAMOS PINTO ONLINE COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR 2020: Jane Anson MAZZEI INTERNATIONAL WINE COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020: Tim Atkin MW DOMAINE FAIVEL...
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New member: Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams is an award-winning freelance wine, food, and travel writer. Her work appears in numerous digital and print publications, including Forbes, Wine-Searcher, Wine Enthusiast, Snooth, USA Today, and more. She passionately explores the globe through the lens of a wine glass—preferably full—celebrating the communal experience of wine and food and illuminating the stories beyond the bot...
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New Member: Neil Cammies

Neil Cammies has written a wine column, initially in the South Wales Echo, then the Western Mail for 21 years. He has hosted tastings for local businesses, Welsh Cheese Festival and various food festivals including Newport and Abergavenny. He also writes food features focussing on the great ingredients and stellar chefs currently working in Wales today, including Stephen Terry, Shaun Hill and G...
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James Halliday moves from tasting to new technology

Circle member and esteemed Australian wine writer James Halliday is taking a step back from some of his tasting duties at renowned publication, the Halliday Wine Companion, in order to focus on initiatives to support the wine industry and lead innovation in response to the increasing threats of drought and bushfire, as well as the impact of Covid 19 on the wine industry. James will guide the de...
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New Member: Darren Gall

Darren Gall
Darren Gall has worked in the wine industry for three decades as winemaker, grape grower, brand and market developer, writer and judge. He has lived and worked in the wine regions of Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Margaret River and has travelled the world as an ambassador for wine. Darren began exporting to Asia a quarter of a century ago and has lived in the region since 2001, developing markets ...
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New member: Moshé Cohen

A wine blogger and a producer of his www.InTheVineyardWith.com Wine Podcast, Moshé began writing about wine in 1996, with a weekly wine column for the Israeli financial magazine Globes. Moshé has also contributed wine articles to the Gastronomic magazine Al-Hashulhan and appeared as a guest contributor for Purple Pages and The Wine Beat. He is an Associate Judge on the IWC.   We welc...
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The Drinks Trust CV-19 Emergency Grant data shows where need is greatest

Drinks Trust
Having helped over 1,750 beneficiaries who applied for The Drinks Trust COVID-19 Emergency Grant, the following trends have become clear having now analysed the data. To date, 1,750 beneficiaries have been awarded a £250 grant In the first 5 months of 2020, The Drinks Trust have awarded over £800,000 in financial and wellbeing grants versus £627,339 in the whole of 2019 31% of grant r...
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Matt Wilson’s photography goes on exhibition, in 3D

Circle member and Chile-based photographer Matt Wilson has his work currently on exhibition — virtually! The 3D exhibition at Kunstmatrix shows some of his more iconic images from the last 15 years and includes 48 pieces. Many of the images are for sale and 20% of all proceeds will go to one of two charities, The Drinks Trust and Show Racism the Red Card.
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New Member: Marisa Finetti

After journalism school, Marisa became a grape grower in California’s Dry Creek Valley AVA for 10 years. But, it was in a Las Vegas dining room where her sparkle and appreciation for the world of wine was ignited. Today, her passion for writing centers around lesser-known, native grapes - particularly from Italy - and terroir-driven wine travel. Marisa travels often to meet with producers to conn...
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