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Sophie Parker-Thomson

Research from New Zealand suggests that that wine headache may be caused by something you have never heard of.

Sophie Parker-Thomson MW (above, checking the first Chardonnay juice from the press) is one of the most acutely relieved people in the world of wine, as are her husband and their six-year-old daughter: after four years of hard labour, Sophie has become one of the ten new Masters of Wine announced late last month (you can read her biography in that announcement) and only the fifteenth based in New Zealand. (See Richard’s Diary of an MW student for a blow-by-blow...