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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#49
Spring 2018
News on trips to Jerez and Colli Berici; notes on a VDP Grosses Gewaches Tasting and the delights of Pignoletto plus much more.


#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. Pippa Hayward

    Magical Montfaucon – AWE visit to Lirac

    By Pippa Hayward
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    Our  AWE visit to Château de Montfaucon in Lirac (once thought of as poor man’s Châteauneuf du Pape 30 years ago when I first listed a Lirac from Domaine Maby through Yapp Brothers) was one that I anticipated with great pleasure – I’ve known some of the wines through The Good Wine Shop and so I was delighted to see a visit on our itinerary that included seeing the oldest vineyard with  Julien Thorn the winemaker and a fine selection of the estate’s white and...
  2. Heather Dougherty

    Educators go back to school

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Wine educators like nothing better than going back to school, so our session at the Ecole des Vins in Avignon on our first morning made for a fine start to our trip to the southern Rhône. Oenologist Mathilde Ficty led us through a wealth of information about the region that we were to explore over the following three days. There were some quickfire numbers to take in – 48 appellations, 5,300 producers, 70,000 hectares etc. One figure that Mathilde was keen we retain is that...