Keith Grainger receives Gourmand Award

  1. Andrea Warren

    Keith Grainger receives Gourmand Award

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    AWE member, Keith Grainger was presented with the award for the Best Wine Education Book 1995-2014 at the Gourmand Awards Ceremony held in Yantai, in China’s Shandong province. His book ‘Wine Quality, Tasting and Selection’, was first published by Wiley in 2009.  The book, together with ‘Wine Production, Vine to Bottle’ (co-author...
  2. Laura Clay

    Launching 100 AWEsome Wines

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    Today the AWE announces the launch of the 100 AWEsome Wines initiative – available in a handy A5 booklet and soon online on the AWE website. The aim is to help consumers get better value from the money they spend on wine.  100 wines have been personally selected by a number...
  3. Stephen Rosser

    Romanian visit

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    The Association of Wine Educators have just returned from their first visit to the vineyards of Romania. Our host were the Romanian Wine Growers, who represents several of the leading wine producers in Romania. Judging the positive reports from our members, this will hopefully be the first of many more...
  4. Laura Clay

    Champagne Ambassador 2015

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    Comité Champagne has launched the Champagne Ambassador competition for 2015. AWE members  have had great success in the past providing the UK winner 6 out of the 10 times the competition has run, and twice an AWE member has won the European title. Why not fly the flag for AWE? What have...
  5. Andrea Warren

    Royal recognition for AWE member

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    We are very pleased to advise that AWE member Denis Broderick, based in Northern Ireland, received a mention in the Queen’s New Year Honours – British Empire Medal for “Services to the Community!”.  He doesn’t think the services were wine related!  However it was a great way for him to...
  6. Heather Dougherty

    Success for AWE members

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    We are delighted to join  two AWE members in toasting their recent successes. Michelle Cherutti-Kowal has been confirmed as a Master of Wine, one of just 5 new MWs announced this year. The award is the highest accolade possible in the world of wine and requires years of dedicated study....
  7. Hugo Read

    Colette Faller Dies

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    Domaine Weinbach is unquestionably one of the very finest wine addresses in Alsace. They make the usual range of Alsace wines with stellar examples of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Since the death of Theo Faller by heart attack in 1979, the domaine has been run by a trio of...
  8. Hugo Read

    Mixed news from Montalcino

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    It was only last year that scandal hit Brunello di Montalcino, when a counterfeiting operation was foiled by the police. The authorities uncovered piles of fake Brunello labels that were ready to be stuck on over 200,000 bottles cheaper wine that was ageing in barrels. Now more trouble has hit...