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Waugh, Harry

The already legendary Englishman Harry Waugh (1904-2001) was first a wine merchant in London and acquired great expertise in the selection and sale of top quality 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, especially the junior education, his students included, for example, Michael Broadbent and many others Masters of Wine, In 1950 he imported Beaujolais wines in addition to the then unknown red wine of the Château Pétrus (Bordeaux-Pomerol) in the barrel and made him known. In 1966 he retired, but remained connected to the wine. Numerous lecture tours in the US made him perhaps the most famous wine expert in the world. In the early 1970s, he made known the then relatively unknown in Europe California wine. For his services to the French wine, he received in 1984 the Order "Pour le Mérite Agricole" and was appointed in 1988 "Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite National". Since 1989, Waugh was honorary member of the Institute Masters of Wine. His famous answer to the question of whether he ever mistook Bordeaux for Burgundy was "not since lunch . "

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