Tribute to Brett Jones

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Tasting through the ‘Grandes Pagos’ of Spain

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The new world wines of Wales

Wowed by Welsh wine, the only part-Welsh Linda Johnson-Bell gives us a taster of what we can expect at the CWW Summer Party, finds strong identity and explains why it shouldn’t be lumped in with English wine. As Welsh wines are one of the sponsors of our upcoming Summer Party, I thought it a perfect moment to share with you a quick glimpse into these wonderful and unexpected w...
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Chianti Classico beyond the wine – there’s top olive oil, prosciutto and pecorino too

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Pushing the boundaries of South America

Richard Bampfield MW shares his takeaways and thoughts on the CWW seminar on 'Pushing the boundaries of South America', led by Amanda Barnes and held at London Wine Fair on May 23rd.  Having left Argentina hugely enthused after the MW visit there in February, I was extremely happy to have my memories refreshed by Amanda Barnes’s Masterclass at the London Wine Fair. As it turne...
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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 esta...
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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 indus...
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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 ...
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MTM: Jane Anson

Jane Anson is one of the most prolific writers in Bordeaux today. While working as a columnist and Bordeaux critic for Decanter, Jane has also published two award-winning books: Bordeaux Legends and Wine Revolution: The World's Best Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines. She's also working on another guide to the great French region, Inside Bordeaux, which will be published nex...
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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 Wi...
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