Jancis Robinson launches The Wine Glass with designer Richard Brendon

Jancis Robinson has launched the wine glass to end all wine glasses. In collaboration with British designer Richard Brendon, The Wine Glass was designed in response to an everyday frustration of Robinson's. “I was looking for the perfect wine glass,” says Robinson. “I love white wine as much as red and have never understood why white wine glasses are routinely smaller than those designed for re...
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Blind Drunk – Wine or Water? Linda Johnson-Bell launches Indigogo campaign

I am taking the theme from my recent research paper (Archivio Antropologico Mediterraneo : Wine or Water? Viticulture’s Global Water Footprint and Irrigation: an Unaffordable Luxury) and bringing it to the consumer in my new book: Blind Drunk, Wine or Water? In Grapevine the other day, Richard Siddle confirmed that in the wine industry, it "pays to be green" and reported that “Unilever claims o...
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Tribute to Brett Jones

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New Member: Jasper Morris MW

After the best part of 40 years in the commercial wine world (Birley & Goedhuis 1979-1981, Morris & Verdin 1981-2004, Berry Bros & Rudd 2004-2017), Jasper has decided to abandon buying and selling his favourite wines of Burgundy to continue his allied interest in communicating about the wines, vineyards and producers of the region. Immediate activities are the establishment of a subsc...
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Benevolent’s #NotAlone campaign makes debut at LIWF

Being more open about mental health issues in the workplace is the encouraging message that was championed by The Benevolent drinks charity at its public discussion held at the London Wine Fair last month. Following an article by wine writer Mike Turner, published here, several people in the industry reacted to the need to more publicly discuss mental health in the wine industry. The Benevolent ...
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Essential Guide to English Wine published

Peter Richards MW's pocket-sized Essential Guide to English Wine, co-authored with his wife and fellow MW, Susie Barrie, has been published by the International Wine & Food Society (IWFS) this week to coincide with English Wine Week. “The emergence of a credible new force in the world of wine is a momentous occurrence. It adds something new and exciting to what is already a fascinating global...
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Wine Behind the Label launches app

Circle member and Wine behind the label publisher, Neville Blech, has launched an app to help consumers buy the best bottle for their money. "I've developed a new wine app to save anxiety and money when choosing a wine in a shop or restaurant," explains Blech. "The app will compare the price you are being asked to pay for the wine against the value criteria established in Wine behind the label....
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Caroline Henry wins Terres et Vins de Champagne Award

Champagne-specialist Caroline Henry became the first woman to be recognised with a Terres et Vins de Champagne Award last month, in its ten-year history. The prize is given by a group of growers to one individual each year who has made a significant difference in the Champagne industry, and Henry was recognised for 'defending the terroirs and sustainable viticulture in Champagne'. Henry is a...
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Three CWW members take to the highlands for Scotch mini-series

Three CWW members and drinks enthusiasts - Colin Hampden-White (CWW Chairman), Helena Nicklin (CWW Committee member) and Adrian Smith - are heading to the highlands this summer to record a three-part video series on Scotch whisky. In “The Three Drinkers Do Scotch,” the trio of presenters will explore the world of whisky and offer ‘edutainment' in the form of three 30-minute episodes on the produc...
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Liz Sagues presents a celebration of English wine

The UK's world-renowned sparkling wine, and its increasingly good still counterpart, is much neglected in books directed at non-specialist wine consumers. Circle member Liz Sagues fills that gap with A Celebration of English Wine (Robert Hale, rrp £16.99), a story which begins with the Romans and carries on to the current successes and future challenges of Britain's fastest-growing agricultural se...
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