In Conversation with Steve Charters, Master of Wine, Part 1

While at a conference on wine tourism in Sion, Switzerland, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Steve Charters, Master of Wine and Director of Research at the School of Wine and Spirits Business, ESC Dijon in Burgundy. He gave a great presentation on a fascinating topic and he was also very kind in accepting a small…

On Wine and Gratitude

Last week I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Steve Charters, Master of Wine and Director of Research at the School of Wine and Spirits Business, ESC Dijon in Burgundy. Master of Wine since 1997 with a PhD in consumer behaviour, and experience in wine retail, marketing, consultancy, management, writing, research, and academia, Steve has…

Into the Douro: The past comes alive at Quinta do Romeu

It’s hard to believe that I only ventured out to the famous Douro at the end of my stay in Portugal. Despite spending months living in Porto and having the Douro at my doorstep, I waited for what I thought would be the perfect moment to head east. I must admit that perhaps I was…