Masnaghetti Barolo Book on the way

  1. Hugo Read

    Masnaghetti Barolo Book on the way

    By Hugo Read
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    For those who love both Italian wine and cartography, Allessandro Masnaghetti’s incredibly detailed maps, both digital and hardcopy, are the place to go. Over the last decade he has made excellent maps of many wine zones, mainly Italian, but also in Bordeaux. His main area of expertise is Barolo, with...
  2. Heather Dougherty

    Brazilian AWE member secures WSET Diploma Honours

    By Heather Dougherty
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    The AWE’s only member in Brazil, Tufi Neder Meyer PhD AIWS, has recently passed the WSET Level 5 Honours Diploma with Merit. He joins the select band of just 22 people in the world with this qualification. His project, ‘Critical analysis and possible expansion of Double Pruning and Winter Harvest (DPWH)...
  3. Heather Dougherty

    AWE member’s sporting past

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    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 of an honorary doctorate from Glasgow University. You can read the Herald article in full...
  4. Laura Clay

    The Benevolent Party

    By Laura Clay
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    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 after three days at LWF –  but I can’t wait to find out! I hope...
  5. Hugo Read

    Budget: Wine to rise in line with RPI

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    This week’s budget contained mixed news for wine drinkers. On the plus side, the controversial ‘escalator’ price hikes at 2% above inflation have now officially been scrapped. This escalator rate saw the duty on wine increase by a massive 24% in just four years, from £1.93 to £2.40 a bottle,...
  6. Laura Clay

    Anosmia Awareness Day

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    Today is Anosmia Awareness Day, a day to think about those people who suffer from a loss of sense of smell. It is something that we as wine professionals should be especially aware of. If you want to know more about this condition you can do so here http://www.cf.ac.uk/biosi/staffinfo/jacob/Anosmia/anosmia.html  and please take a...