Meet the Friend: Richard Lane

Richard Lane is a Friend of the Circle and writes for a medical journal by day, but is a wine enthusiast by night and became the world's first blind WSET Diploma student last year. Amanda Barnes interviews him about his experiences in studying wine without vision, as well as finding out his pet peeves about reading wine writing as a visually impaired reader. Richard also shares his favourite wines...
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The real meaning of blind tasting

Richard Lane describes what it's like to be the WSET's first blind student. A version of this article was originally published at in July 2019. My first semester of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's Diploma is over, and it’s time to draw breath, while continuing to educate my palate. Being blind, unable to read wine labels, struggling (sometimes) to read articles and book...
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