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    Bodega Chakana

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    By Sarah Rowlands, The Wine Diamond wine.diamonds Sept 2016 A wine tasting from a pioneering Argentinian winery that has moved from conventional through organic to biodynamic winemaking.  Arranged in conjunction with the Circle of Wine Writers and Planet Thirst, and given by Gabriel Bloise, winemaker and general manager. Chakana is...
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    What the ‘Hecula’?

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    A wine tasting at Wined Up Here, Kingston with Daniel Castano from the pioneering producer, Bodegas Castano, Yecla DO the smallest, northernmost wine zone of Murcia, SE Spain by Sarah Rowlands August 2016 Yecla is the smallest and northernmost wine zone in Murcia, in SE Spain.  Bodegas Castano is a...
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    Tasting has Ears!

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    An AWE tutorial illustrating how taste is affected by our senses given by Dr Ophelia Deroy & Prof Barry C Smith at Senate House, London by Sarah Rowlands July 2016 A group of AWE members took part in a series of practical demonstrations to make us aware of how tasting...
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    Sake Revealed

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    Notes from an AWE Sake lecture given by Marie Cheong-Thong     Usually, as AWE members, we are trying to help enthusiastic wine novices decipher wine labels so they can buy with more confidence. The table were turned this week. Sake, rice wine, bottle labels are covered in Japanese Kanji (script) so...
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    Wined Up Here with Greywacke

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    Kevin Judd visited Wined Up Here, Norbiton’s independent wine shop established in 2007.  Owner Charlotte Dean arranged a tasting of the seven wines in his range.  Here we discuss what makes one of his Sauvignons ‘Wild’ Mr New Zealand has been in town.  Kevin Judd, winemaker at Greywacke and the...
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    Grandes Pagos de España Masterclass

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    Grandes Pagos de España Masterclass This presentation was held at the Westbury Hotel in London with an expert trio comprising the suave Enrique Valero from the Executive Committee of the Grandes Pagos de España, the enthusiastic food and wine writer Victor De La Serna with Sarah Jane Evans MW at...