Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016

  1. Hugo Read

    Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016

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    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 production and marketing of wines from cool climate regions it is likely to attract many...
  2. Laura Clay

    France’s 10 Richest Wine Producers

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    It’s a well-known fact that it’s not easy to make anything more than a comfortable living if you make wine. The idea of owning a vineyard, growing grapes, fermenting them into something utterly delicious and selling them all around the world sounds perfect. Idyllic. But, and it’s a big one,...
  3. Laura Clay

    Champagne Ambassador Finalist

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    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 champagne and the area. The second stage, equally daunting,  involves presenting 4 champagnes to a...
  4. Laura Clay

    AWE member writes Bordeaux book

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    Wendy Narby, AWE member based in Bordeaux has written a book about her specialist subject and her home territory. Called Bordeaux Bootcamp, it is a hugely informative introduction to the area, the AOC’s, the people and, of course , the wines, with maps and photos making it one of the most...
  5. Hugo Read

    AWE sponsored study trip to Alsace

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    Several members of the AWE have recently returned from a study trip to Alsace, sponsored by CIVA (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace). The trip was led by AWE Council Member Helen Savage and was focused on visiting several producers over three solid days, covering all three types of producer; ie...
  6. Heather Dougherty

    WSET alumni event 7 September

    By Heather Dougherty
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    WSET is to host an event combining key industry speakers and a chance to network with colleagues from the wine industry. It will also be the launch of WSET’s revamped alumni program and is open and free to attend for all WSET Diploma holders. Where and when: Monday 7 September,...
  7. Linda Simpson

    Chile Tasting and Seminar

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    The Wine Society are hosting two tastings in London and Oxford. The Wines and Winemakers of South America – A walk about tasting 5.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Seminar (optional) 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Oxford 7th September London 8th September Contact the Wine Society for more information and details...
  8. Stephen Rosser

    Bristol Foodies Festival

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    It’s the Bristol Foodies Festival this Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June. Head along to the Wine & Champagne Theatre where you will be able to taste along with the AWE’s Laura Clay & Charles Metcalfe.                                          Laura will be your guide on wine tasting tours around Bordeaux and the South of France. Laura...
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    Richard Mayson’s new Madeira Book

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    AWE Member, and award winning wine writer, Richard Mayson, has just released his latest book, “Madeira. The Islands and their Wines.” In this book, Richard looks at the history of Madeira including tasting notes of Madeira wines going as far back as the eighteenth century. He also bring Madeira up to date with...