Gallery: England by Mick Rock

England is fast becoming recognised as one of the top producers of quality sparkling wine in the world. Photographer Mick Rock shares some of his photos from the vineyards and wineries of southern England.   Please respectfully note that all of these photos, and all the Circle of Wine Writer galleries, are not to be republished without the photographer’s permissi...
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A trip into the Veneto

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Decoding Spanish wine labels

Colin Harkness gives us a 101 on Spanish wine label terms and decodes the local lingo: In Spain, we enjoy a real wealth of wonderful wine. However, if buying Spanish wine for the first time, it can be a little confusing, if not intimidating. Unfortunately, this can often mean that we simply end up buying the same old, same old – the wines we know, just to be on the safe side. ...
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Richard Bampfield MW checks out the indigenous grapes of Crete

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The Benevolent’s David Cox to retire

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New member: Peter Ranscombe

Peter Ranscombe spent nine years as a journalist with The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, writing about wine merchants, whisky distillers and craft brewers for the business desk. He became a freelance journalist and copywriter in 2014 and completed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust diploma the following year. He is the wine columnist and drinks blogger for Scottish Field m...
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Vintage 2017: Italian harvest expectations

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A profile of Frank Cornelissen – a true Etna pioneer 

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Falling in love with Malvasia (and truffles)

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Why mental health and wine can be awkward bedfellows

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