CAMPOGATE – THE JIM BUDD INTERVIEW

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 by

In December 2011 Jim Budd, professional wine journalist based in London with 24+ years experience, was bestowed the title of “This Blogger…” by Robert Parker in relation to his findings in the “Campogate” story (together with Harold Heckle) where an email by Pancho Campo MW was found offering the region of Murcia a 50% discount

This is definitely a WOTR LIGHT episode but it was much fun to produce none the less. Having Jancis in front of the lense and to myself for an hour was an experience I’ll never forget. The themes covered…

In this segment of the interview, Finkus discusses the Purple Pages, social networking and how Jancis’ wine writing has developed from 1975 to now.

The Master of Wine interview is the third and final episode of the Jancis Robinson Trilogy – wow, what a word – Trilogy! I must admit, editing the interview videos surely helped improve my vocabulary and clarity of speech – one notices how many light years away one is from being anywhere near a video

What a year it’s been! More than the wine, WOTR is about the people and places I’m privileged to meet and visit. No scores, no tasting notes… just fun, smiling faces and passion!

When I decided to become a certified Sommelier a couple of years ago, it had to do with my passion for wine and the fact that I wanted to learn as much about it as I possibly could. Little did I know, the more you learn, the more you realise how little you know!

This is the first WOTR event episode and I must admit, it was a lot of fun! There’s nothing like being surrounded by 1000 FREE wines, great people and the possibility to ask whatever the hell I want! In the first BTimes episode I had the opportunity to talk to Olly Smith of BBC Saturday

The “Suami of Umami” (aka Tim Hanni MW) is surely one of the leading international wine personalities when it comes to wine tasting, how people taste and also why people taste what they taste. He’s been researching the subject for over a decade but on this day, at the 2010 Bibendum Times Event, nothing seemed

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