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  1. AWE member’s sporting past

    AWE member Sandie Leckie’s sporting achievements are being celebrated this week, with Scottish paper the Herald telling the story of his medal-winning success in fencing for Scotland. Sandie’s achievements are being marked by the award...
  2. The Benevolent Party

    Have you got your tickets for The Roof Gardens Benevolent Party? I have. I’m interested to see how my feet will stand up to dancing, and my palate to drinking, until one in the morning...
  1. Kevin Ecock

    Boring into cabernets

    By Kevin Ecock
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    Last October Time magazine, in a review of the ‘World Atlas of Wine’, quoted Jancis Robinson as saying, ‘Everyone is getting tired of the same old varieties – cabernet and chardonnay’. eh, really? Everyone? All Cabernet? All Chardonnay? I suspect and hope the quote was the result of a judicious realignment of words to suit a magazine column. Had the writer in question been at this January’s Santa Rita Estates ‘South American Wine Workshop’ he would have heard Brian Croser not only extol the virtues of...
  2. Heather Dougherty

    The “magic” of turning wine into Champagne

    By Heather Dougherty
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    “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” This is what the Wizard of Oz cries in desperation as he is unmasked as a mere mortal, issuing instructions to the inhabitants of the Emerald City from behind a curtain, his “magic” and might no more than a loudspeaker. Champagne houses have traditionally kept the curtain raised between them and the drinking public, keen to preserve the mystery surrounding the process of turning the very ordinary still wines the region produces, into the sparkling nectar...