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Tom Stevenson Author, Journalist and Founder CSWWC on Wine Talks British Business

Tom Stevenson Author, Journalist and Founder CSWWC on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · 1/2 Tom Stevenson CSWWC on Wine Talks British Business The English Wine Collection · 2/2 Tom Stevenson CSWWC on Wine Talks British Business   Tom became the first wine journalist to specialise in Champagne when, after six years of research, he published Champagne (Sotheby’s Publications, 1986). His Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine (Absolute Press, 1998) reproduced a 17th-century document proving that the English invented sparkling Champagne six years before Dom Pérignon set foot in Hautvillers. This historical revelation ensured the encyclopedia itself made history by becoming the only wine book to warrant...

Stephen Skelton MW on Wine Talks British Business

Stephen Skelton MW on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Stephen Skelton MW on Wine Talks British Business   For more on Stephen please see his website : English Wine. Stephen Skelton has been involved with growing vines and making wine since 1975. He spent two years in Germany, working at Schloss Schönborn in the Rheingau and studying at Geisenheim, the world-renowned winegrowing and winemaking college, with the late Professor Helmut Becker. In 1977 he returned to the UK to establish the vineyards at Tenterden in Kent (now the home of the UK’s largest wine producer, Chapel Down Wines), and made wine there for 22...

Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business

Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Annabelle Bond OBE on Wine Talks British Business Annabelle Bond, OBE, earned the title "fastest woman climber in the world" in 2005 after scaling the highest peaks on the seven continents in just 360 days. At the end of 2003, she began intensive training with a Chilean team 6 months prior to going to Everest. She reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 15th 2004, the fourth British woman to stand on top of the world. After climbing Mount Everest, Annabelle went on to climb the other six mountains that comprise the Seven Summits, making...

Steven Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business

Steven Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · 1/2 Stephen Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business     The English Wine Collection · 2/2 Stephen Spurrier on Wine Talks British Business Steven Spurrier born 5th October 1941, was educated at Rugby School and the London School of Economics. In 1964 he joined the wine trade as a trainee with Christopher and Co (established 1665). In 1970 he moved to Paris and purchased Les Caves de la Madeleine, a small shop in the centre of the city, and in 1973 opened L'Academie du Vin, the first independent wine school in France. As a partner, he...

Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business

Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business   Hugh Johnson OBE is the world’s most pre-eminent and prolific writer on wine. Starting out more than fifty years ago as a wine correspondent on Vogue magazine he has progressed through the world of wine, writing, editing and broadcasting giving us some of the most influential information around, including The Story of Wine to his Pocket Wine Book now in its 37th edition. Hugh has also won almost every wine book award  in existence. Along the way he has received numerous medals and awards, been the...