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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Tribute to Neville Blech

Neville Blech passed away on 6th September 2019, aged 82, following a long battle with cancer. Neville was an active member of the Circle of Wine Writers and also served as Honorary Treasurer. A wine writer, importer and restaurateur, Neville had worked in many aspects of the trade throughout his career. His co-founder at Wine Behind the Label, David Moore, shares his tribute to Neville, f...
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Congratulations to members shortlisted for LRIWWAs!

Congratulations to Circle members who were shortlisted for the 2019 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards! Tim Atkin MW (shortlisted for Online Communicator) Simon Woolf (shortlisted for no less than three awards - Online Communicator, Feature Writer and International Wine Book) Janet Z Wang (shortlisted for International Wine Book) Jon Wyand (shortlisted for Artistry of Wine...
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Notes for Circular contributors

We welcome members to contribute to our monthly publication, The Circular, with their articles, features, photography and news. The Circular includes content from our members all over the globe and we aim to publish an informative and interesting monthly read for fellow members, Friends of the Circle and subscribers. Some months we have a focus region or country, which we will advertise in adva...
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New Member: Julian Wiseman

Julian Wiseman is the author of Port Vintages, an authoritative reference book on old vintage Port (print run one pipe; happily all sold). He is married (with three children and four cats), lives in London, works in the interest-rate markets, has a degree in mathematics, and is an Honorary Confrade with the rank of Knight in the Confraria do Vinho do Porto. More relevantly he has drunk about ten t...
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Circular Editor Amanda Barnes receives another award

Keith Grainger celebrates two awards Circular Editor Amanda Barnes has recently won and shares insight into why these awards, in memory of Geoffrey Roberts, Tim Derouet and Geoffrey Jameson, were created. I know she is much too modest to sing her own praises and trumpet her achievements so I’ve taken it upon myself to tell readers about awards that Amanda Barnes, editor of The Circular, has won i...
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Circle photographers take home top trophies at Wine Photographer of the Year

Congratulations to wine photographers and Circle members Mick Rock, Matt Wilson and Jon Wyand for winning 1st place awards at the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year and the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year Awards! Jon Wyand took home the trophy for Wine Photographer of the Year, winning overall on the evening for his image of 'Cleaning the Cuverie' at Domaine Faiveley in Mercure. Th...
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