Herald van der Linde, also known as “The Flying Dutchman” and Michael Gilmore are old friends. While Michael had spent his time building a beer gut, Herald had spent his not just working through Asia’s financial markets, but had also become a wine expert, earning a teaching diploma from the WSET, and running courses for the highly respected Berry Bros and Rudd around Asia in his spare time.
If anyone could teach Michael about wine, in an intelligent but unpretentious way, it would have to be Herald. So they began exchanging emails, gradually copying in friends, some colleagues and clients, people they met in bars around the world – and anyone else who wanted to learn along.
The Flying Dutchman and the Mad Englishman (otherwise known as Herald and Michael) have spent another year learning about wine. Or rather, Herald has spent a year teaching Michael about wine, and Michael has spent a year failing to learn...
In this much-anticipated follow-up to last year's cult classic (ie, micro-seller), join the pair in another very good year to learn about wine!
Why learn about wine? Fun, wanting to seem sophisticated, business entertaining, a desire to learn new things… There are probably as many reasons as there are wine-lovers.
Join two old friends, one an expert, the other a complete amateur in their real conversations as they spent a very good year learning about wine - an unpretentious, amusing and straight-forward guide to the world of wine.