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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.


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. Heather Dougherty

    Meeting a terroirist – Xavier Amirault, Clos des Quarterons

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Clos des Quarterons, the home of Domaine Amirault, lies on a road running parallel to the Loire in St Nicholas de Bourgueil, which used to be known as “Suisse-Océan”, underlining its position on a major east-west trading route. Wines have been produced here for at least 200 years, predominantly Chenin Blanc in the early days, later Cabernet Franc. Digging inspection trenches to investigate the varying soils of vineyards has become almost commonplace in Chile, but this is the first time I have come across such...
  2. Heather Dougherty

    The versatility of Chenin Blanc – Bernard Fouquet, Domaine des Aubuisières, Vouvray, Loire Valley

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Two estates vie for the position of top producer in Vouvray in the Loire Valley – Domaine Huet and Foreau’s Clos Naudin. But close on their heels is Bernard Fouquet of Domaine des Aubuisières, with his 30 hectares of vines in some of the appellation’s very best sites.   Overall Vouvray’s 2,200 hectares of vineyard is made up of around 50% clay limestone and 50% silty clay and flint. Bernard’s own vineyards reflect this mix, dedicated to Chenin Blanc, the only variety permitted in Vouvray....