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  1. Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016

    Tickets are now on sale for the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS), which will take place in the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton on Saturday May 28th 2016. As the major international forum on the...
  2. Champagne Ambassador Finalist

    Congratulations to AWE Chairman, Heather Dougherty, for being one of three finalists shortlisted for the UK Champagne Ambassador competition. The first stage was far from easy with in-depth questions and essays on the subject of...
  1. Heather Dougherty

    Crus Bourgeois 2013 selection tasting

    By Heather Dougherty
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    I approached this tasting, on 24 September in London, with a little foreboding. I had not heard much positive news about the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux and feared being faced with a raft of green-tasting, thin wines. Either that or harshly extracted wines with oak in lieu of fruit. However, like many of the other tasters there, I was pleasantly surprised. I tasted mostly wines from the Médoc and Haut Médoc appellations (and they formed  by far the bulk of the tasting) and found many...
  2. Sandy Leckie

    AWE Alsace Trip – Domaine André Rieffel and Catherine Riss

    By Sandy Leckie
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    Our second visit of the day was to Domaine André Rieffel in the village of Mittelbergheimin the Bas Rhin, where we were to meet two more of the region’s young, passionate and gifted wine makers, Lucas Rieffel and Catherine Riss. The Rieffels have been vignerons in Mittelbergheim for three generations. They own 10 ha of vines in 3 locations, Barr, Andlau and Mittelbergheim itself. On completion of his training and a spell of work experience in the Burgundy and the New World, Lucas returned to...