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Hi, I'm a Master of Wine (MW) having passed in 1997. I opened a wine shop in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, called The Wine Library and this is my personal wine blog. There should be no conflict of interest between my work with The Wine Library and the opinions expressed herein but I will do my utmost to be fair and responsible in my posts – please read my Who Pays article in re the ethics of wine trips and writing. I have worked in wine education, retail, and consultancy since 1990. From June 2013 until May 2017 I was the Retail Manager for The Wicklow Wine Company. I was a member of the Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) from 2008 to 2014 and was also a member of the Events, Trips, and Governance Committees. Having had problems with potentially libellous comments from unidentifiable posters, I now require that if you post a comment, you must identify yourself properly or it won't be published. Please note that I do not review products or services on request so kindly don't ask. I value my independence and I believe my readers (few that they may be) do so also.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Three snippets

Caveat Emptor (which means "buyer beware" and not "empty cave", as I recently saw on another blog!) is the most important rule when thinking about investing in wine. Why? Well, read this small piece from the indefatigable Jim Budd, who spends a lot of time exposing fake investment companies.
Jamie Goode has an interesting piece about some additions to the Jacob's Creek range, which I would love to see arriving in Ireland.
Finally, for those who are investing in China, or for those who think Australia should only promote big brands, here's an interesting piece about how the Chinese believe Australia should market its wines in China.

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