Very sad news
I am very sad to inform you that our co-editor, colleague and friend Neville Blech passed away on Friday morning, 6th September. He had been battling cancer for a number of years. The Wine behind the label team will miss him immensely. We shall continue to develop Wine behind the label and as always, we had many plans for the future and we are sad that we cannot now progress these with Neville. I shall miss comparing notes with him as I approach the autumn tastings here in the UK. His extensive knowledge and expertise was very considerable and encompassed both food and wine. He was a successful restaurateur and wine merchant before embarking on his final adventure as a wine writer and publisher.
One only has to look at Neville’s entry under “the Team” and read back through his Blogs to get a sense of a fascinating life in and around the world of wine. As Neville said in an autobiographical piece last September “It’s a never-ending journey in the world of wine – a learning curve that’s going on forever”. He will be very much missed by many friends and colleagues. We are thinking of his wife Sonia and family at this sad time.