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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
10 Nov 2002

Keeping sites up to date does seem to be a problem, doesn't it? (See Joe Dressner's comment appended to a recent Wine of the week.) When tasting I get very excited when I see a winery site specified on the label but all too often find that the site is still under construction, or hasn't been touched for months. For a site that aim's to operate as a portal for all winery sites, see operated by a fellow Master of Wine Robin Blackburne who is based in Bermuda. I have never met him but according to his entry in the MW Register of Members, he is the author of a collection of comic verse, and the inventor and designer not only of the ViniCool, that very useful vacuum-operated, water-free regulator of wine bottle temperatures, but also of something called the Blackburne Tennis Racquet. Truly a Renaissance man.

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