About


This site is run by two people, Chris Kaplonski and Julia Leijola.

Chris is a social anthropologist who has taught in a number of universities across three continents, and currently teaches at Brunel University. He was one of the first Euro-American anthropologists to carry out fieldwork in Mongolia in the early 1990s. He specialised in collective memory, political violence, identity, and coming to terms with the past before turning his academic taste buds to wine. He also holds a Distinction in the WSET Level 3 Advanced wine certification.

Julia is a photographer and writer who holds an MPhil in Social Anthropology from Cambridge.  Wine gives her a headache. More importantly, she’s the sociable part of the team. 


Anthroenology runs wine tastings as part of our research.

Please get in touch about the possibility of holding a tasting for you in the UK, Switzerland or Austria. 

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