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Announcement: Introducing Curly Haslam-Coates.

While The Wine Front may be at the cutting edge of interactive wine commentary, always moving at great pace to cover the ever-growing web of global wine, some things come at a slower tempo. This year marks the ten year anniversary of the last human inclusion to The Wine Front with the signing on of our Mike Bennie. The bringing on of new/established talent has often been discussed at TWF, though clearly the gears have turned slowly. While the glacial pace may have been an obvious marker, we have been attending to the idea of bolstering the ranks of The Wine Front for some years. A new appointment to The Wine Front has been attended to with consideration.
It is with immense pleasure and dedicated review that The Wine Front welcomes a fourth member to enhance and broaden the scope of coverage. We welcome the amazing communicator, educator and writer  that is Curly Haslam-Coates.
Curly has forged her career around the globe with over 25 years’ experience in consumer facing positions in the wine industry. Through academic success in the WSET program, Curly was awarded the Vintners Bursary trip to Tasmania, which was seismic for her future and current career. The tutored visit led to Curly moving to Tasmania, and she has since established Vintage Tasmania, a multidisciplinary business that incorporates wine and spirits education, agri-tourism, inclusivity in the wine industry and children’s food literacy skills.
Curly has judged wine shows around the world, is a foundation judge of the Drink Easy Awards, has been nominated for the International Wine and Spirit Competition for the International Communicator of the Year . She writes with acumen across all genres of wine. Curly has dedicated large portions of her study and tasting to understanding and teaching in and around the genre of sparkling wines of the world. It is a metier worth celebrating and investigating. With this focus in mind, Curly has been recruited with sparkling wines as a focus, though not an exclusive one. To date, The Wine Front covers a multitude of things well but in consideration, sparkling wine has been a lesser pursuit at times. Curly is addressing the deficit, and becomes the resident critic for this oeuvre.
It’s great news all up for The Wine Front and we look forward to the diversification of The Wine Front’s offering.

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