Barry Brown formally inducted into Spain’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit

Barry Brown, my cherished friend and founder and long-time president of the Spanish Wine Society in Toronto, was formally awarded the Officer’s Cross Order of Civil Merit of Spain at a small celebration in the city’s Mideastro Restaurant.  The Consul-General of Spain, Francisco Pascual de la Parte, presented Barry with a certificate from the King of Spain and the regalia of his office.  Barry is also entitled to the use of a coat of arms.

This recognition of Barry’s love of Spanish wine, art, culture and most of all the Spanish people proves that sometimes nice guys don’t finish last! The photo of Barry was taken by Tony Aspler, Canada’s most widely read wine writer.Image

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Irvin Wolkoff is a psychiatrist and wine journalist who has been a wine enthusiast and collector since his university days.
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One Response to Barry Brown formally inducted into Spain’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit

  1. Spanish Wine Society says:

    Thanks friend—it was a special evening—thank you for sharing it with me—and thank you for your article—very much appreciated.

    By the way—Mediterreneo closed years ago—the restaurant last night was Mideastro.

    Love ya pal,

    B

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