Posts in Category: Richard Kelley MW

New Wave South African Wines

Richard Kelley MW

This was Richard’s sixth visit to the Oxford Wine Club, but who’s counting?  When he last presented South Africa to us in 2012, his alter ego, Rick, The Wine Liberator (see www.theliberatorwine.com) was in its infancy.

2016 sees the Liberator project going from strength to strength, with his Episode Six recently receiving the ultimate endorsement of being Jancis Robinson’s wine of the week, and Richard returning to talk about the New Wave of South African wines.

Richard’s interest in South Africa began when his MW dissertation took him there in 1993.  Back then, everything was changing with the end of apartheid and Nelson Mandela poised to become South Africa's first black president.  This set the scene for our wines – all, bar the first producer featured, had set up in the post apartheid era.

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Introducing the Loire

Richard Kelley MW
Introducing Richard Richard has been a Loire convert since first drinking a Gaston Huet Vouvray in 1981. The experience of this wine drove him to convert from chef to MW and he brought his knowledge of the Loire first to Richard Walford and now... read more
 

South African Wines

Richard Kelley MW
An Insider’s Perspective On this, his third visit to the OWC, Richard Kelley brought with him not only some warm and sunny weather but also his alter ego, Rick, The Wine Liberator (see www.theliberatorwine.com). A resident of South Africa from... read more
 

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