AWE member's sporting past

  1. Heather Dougherty

    AWE member’s sporting past

    By Heather Dougherty
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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...
  2. 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...
  3. Hugo Read

    Budget: Wine to rise in line with RPI

    By Hugo Read
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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,...
  4. Laura Clay

    Anosmia Awareness Day

    By Laura Clay
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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...
  5. Heather Dougherty

    AWE and Harpers

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Helen Savage, elected to AWE Council at last year’s AGM, has successfully implemented a programme of regular articles by AWE members to the Harpers website. This is a great opportunity to boost our collective (and individual) profiles and we would like to encourage as many members as possible to participate....