Newsletters

Below are the newsletters produced by the AWE. These are primarily intended for members and the wine trade, but anyone is welcome to download them.

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#48
Summer 2017
Updates from Ribera del Duero, Soave and Alentejo; Taittinger’s arrival on English soil; Volcanic wines and more.


#47
Winter 2016/17
Bonsai Wines, Wine Vision, Working with a Pest, Wine Fraud, Book Reviews and more.


#46
Summer 2016
Franciacorta, Loire, Albania, Santa Maria La Palma, Werribee and Salina plus more.


#45
Winter 15/16
Swedish Whisky, Anteprima Amarone, News from South Africa, Portugal and Australia plus more.


#44
Summer 2015
Romania, Auberge du Vin, several reports from an AWE trip to Alsace plus more.


#43
Spring 2015
Tasting Texas, Lecturing at Sea, plus news from Plumpton College and more.

#42
Winter 2014
En rama, Lanzarote, German Pinots, Music and Wine, Friuli, German Riesling and more.

#41
Summer 2014
Italian Rosé competition, AWE AGM at London Cru, Oaked Sauvignon, Timorasso, Cahors Malbec plus more.


#40
Spring 2014
In depth on Portugal, plus news on Ribera del Duero, Georgia, Alsace and the Jura.


#39
Winter 2013
Bordeaux vintage report and Sociando Mallet plus a trip report from Chablis. Also articles on Le Marche, Vintage Port and the IWSC.
 


#38
Summer 2013
Trip report and news from Vinho Verde, plus news on Hunter Valley, Rioja, Alsace, Virginia, rare grapes and Sake.
 


 

#37
Spring 2013
News from Amarone, Real Wine Month and a Château Cheval Blanc tasting. Plus how to make great Champagne, wild vines and the lowdown on Santorini.
 


 

#36
Winter 2012
In depth news from South Africa, looking at green credentials, Chenin Blanc and Rising Stars. Also news on Champagne, Alsace, Sicily, Greece and Burma.
 


  1. Geoff Bolton

    One size fits all

    By Geoff Bolton
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    I first worked in a wine shop in 1970, helping out at Christmas time. As an impressionable young man, I found it fascinating enough to inspire a life-long interest. One of the things I remember was the different bottle sizes, something that would be inconceivable in today’s standardised world. I was reminded of this when I picked up Alex Lichine’s Encyclopaedia of Wines and Spirits, 1967 vintage, sorry, edition. I thought the appendix on bottle sizes it would interest our reader, as it did me....
  2. Dr. Helen Savage

    Chenonceaux: The Cream of Touraine

    By Dr. Helen Savage
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    Given the French love of place it was inevitable that smaller, sub-regions should gradually be distinguished within the sprawling appellation of Touraine. Some of these seem to represent little more than local pride, but Chenonceaux represents something special. It is the best wine of the Cher Valley, made on the best sites, on both banks, with the best soils, most of which are literally in sight of the river. The sites are all on slopes, the soils are marked by a high level of flinty...