Fri 07 Nov 2014

How To Start A Vineyard: Award-Winning Wine Writing from Richard Mayson


Richard Mayson

Richard Mayson

When wine writer Richard Mayson took the brave decision to set up his own vineyard, naturally it made sense to document his experiences.

This Richard did for us in SocietyNews a couple of years ago and now he has written an extended version of his travails for The World of Fine Wine magazine. It was this series of articles which recently earned him the accolade of Wine Feature Writer of the Year in the Louis Roederer Wine Writers’ Awards, as reported earlier.

You can read it here.

Newer members will perhaps know Richard better for his wines made at the Quinta do Centro in Portugal’s Alentejo region, but Richard has also supplied us with fine writing for much of his career and has hosted many tastings for members too.

His knowledge of Portugal and its wines is second to none and he has had several books published on this subject. But early on in his career, Richard came to work at The Wine Society and this period in his life is covered in the first in the series of articles entitled ‘Living the dream’. Richard talks about how he first fell in love with Portugal, where the idea for having his own estate started and how he went about realising his dream.

World of Fine WineJoanna Goodman
News Editor

We reproduce the article on our website for members to enjoy and have also negotiated a special subscription price to The World of Fine Wine magazine for those members who enjoy fine writing as much as they do fine wine.

The World of Fine Wine publishes quarterly — in March, June, September and December. Each lavishly illustrated 216-page edition is produced to the highest standards on heavy coated paper and bound like a fine paperback book.

We are able to offer members an annual subscription to the magazine at a special price of £75 instead of £89. Find out more and subscribe online at The World of Fine Wine‘s website or call 01795 414 681 quoting code FWTRADE1

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