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Waugh Harry

The already legendary Englishman Harry Waugh (1904-2001) was the first wine trader in London and acquired great expertise in the selection and sale of top wines. In 1946 he entered the service of the famous wine company Harvey's on. In his 20 years of activity, he devoted himself among other things to training young people, among his students, for example, Michael Broadbent and many others Masters of Wine, In 1950, in addition to Beaujolais wines, he imported the red wine of the then still unknown Château Petrus (Bordeaux-Pomerol) in the barrel and made him known. He retired in 1966 but remained committed to wine. Numerous lectures in the USA made him perhaps the most famous wine specialist in the world. In the early 1970s, he introduced Californian wine, which was relatively unknown in Europe at the time. For his services to French wine, he received the Pour le Mérite Agricole order in 1984 and was named the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite National in 1988. Waugh has been an honorary member of the Institutes Masters of Wine since 1989. His famous answer to the question of whether he had ever mistaken Bordeaux for Burgundy was: "Not since lunch" .

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