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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New member: Neal D Hulkower

Neal D. Hulkower, Ph.D., is an applied mathematician and freelance writer living in McMinnville, Oregon, where he has been writing for wine publications since the early 1970s. His wine writing can be found in academic and popular publications including the Journal of Wine Research, the Journal of Wine Economics, American Wine Society Wine Journal, Oregon Wine Press, Practical Winery & Viney...
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New Member: Malu Lambert

Malu Lambert won the title of the Mont Blanc Emerging Wine Writer of the Year at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019. She also won the Veritas Young Wine Writer in 2015. She writes for numerous South African titles, and is the wine editor of Food & Home. Internationally, she has written for Jancis Robinson, The Japan Times, The Buyer & Decanter. Notably, she has ju...
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Kopke launches two limited edition very old Ports from 1940 

Kopke has launched two very old Ports, a 1940 Colheita & 1940 White Colheita. Curated by winemaker Carlos Alves and his team, this special edition pair of Colheitas was launched at an online tasting across Europe. “As is the case with many of the Houses in the Douro and in the history of Port, many facts, figures and documents have, unfortunately, been lost over time," says Joao Belo, Inter...
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Wine Australia updates education programme

Wine Australia’s free, comprehensive education programme Australian Wine Discovered has been refreshed and 25 topics are now available online with additional resources, updated commentary and advanced notes. Since its launch in 2019, the programme has been downloaded over 23,000 times by media, educators, wineries, retailers, distributors and wine enthusiasts across the world. Australian Wine Dis...
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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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