New Member: Samantha Cole-Johnson

Samantha Cole-Johnson left restaurants to pursue what she thought would be a brief harvest internship. One vintage turned into three, with plans for another on the horizon. She enjoys traveling, working with cultivars that are new to her, writing about cellar work for jancisrobinson.com, and making enough international friends that she never has to stay in a hotel. She received her diploma from...
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New Member: Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips started working in the London wine trade in 2014 when she joined Liv-ex as a recent graduate. While in London, she was the primary analyst contributing to the Liv-ex wine market blog.  Sarah relocated to Miami, Florida, in January 2019 and continues to contribute to Liv-ex’s marketing effort on a freelance basis. She also teaches WSET classes at the Florida Wine Academy, writes a...
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New Member: Arnica Rowan

Based in British Columbia, Canada, Arnica Rowan writes for JancisRobinson.com. After placing runner-up in Jancis Robinson’s 2019 writing competition with an article on Ethiopian wine, Arnica continues to pursue her passion for obscure and place-based wine stories across the globe. For a decade, Arnica taught as a professor and conducted academic research in sustainable business practices. She n...
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New Member: Ellen Wallace

Ellen Wallace is an American-bred Swiss who lives high in the Alps. She is the author of the introductory book Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines and she publishes an independent blog in English whose main focus is journeying through the landscape (wines, vineyards, people, history, culture) of Swiss wines, to make these more accessible to wine-lovers in Switzerland and outside th...
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Tribute: Michael Broadbent

Michael Broadbent was one of the wine world's best-known personalities, having worked for over 60 years as an eminent author, critic and auctioneer. A fastidious note-taker, Michael began writing his wine notes in 1952 and wrote over 90,000 wine notes in his lifetime - all of which were kept in red notebooks - including many notes on historic vintages that have rarely been tasted by any other crit...
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Friend’s News: Berkmann Wine Cellars launches “Help 4 Hospitality” Campaign

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New Member: Tony Harries

Tony Harries is based in Colchester the owner and writer for Winefullness Magazine, an online wine magazine that aims to mix wine business and wine fun. He also writes a monthly wine column in a local magazine and has advised a number of businesses about their wine portfolios. His passions are the wines of Northern California and he believes that an interesting wine must lead to an interesting ...
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New Member: Georgi Mihov

Georgi Mihov is Editor in Chief of the online media Sommelier.BG, one of the respected sources of independent and professional information about wines of Bulgaria. Georgi has worked as a sommelier for boutique hotels and Michelin restaurants in Europe, Middle East and China; has made wine under his own brand Someno; imported wine and consulted restaurants and hotels. In 2011 he became Best Som...
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New Member: L.M. Archer

L.M. Archer is a fine wine, food, travel and lifestyle writer specializing in Burgundy, bubbles and emerging wine regions. Her works appear in numerous publications, including Meininger’s Wine Business International, Wine Business Monthly, Oregon Wine Press, and Taste of France Magazine. She is also a former video correspondent for Foodable Network. A member of the American Society of Journalis...
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New member: Jolanta Smiciene

Jolanta Smiciene has been working in the wine industry since 1998 and is a wine and travel journalist as well as a wine lector and consultant. A specialist in wines from Lithuania, Jolanta writes for several international publications and also frequently presents reports on the wine regions and wine market. Jolanta also has a specialism in Champagne and is a member of The Ordre des Coteaux de Cha...
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