Wine News

  1. Masterclass celebrating 20 years of Château Haut Condissas

    By Heather Dougherty
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    AWE members are invited to attend a masterclass to mark the twentieth anniversary of the commercialisation of Domaines Rollan de By’s super-premium wine Château Haut Condissas, AOC Médoc. This “Haute Couture” wine is produced by applying meticulous viticultural and winemaking techniques. At a number of international blind tastings, the wine rivals certain Grands Crus Classés thanks to its fine and elegant characteristics. Julie Guyon, co-owner of the estate and Olivier Dauga, consultant winemaker will be hosting a masterclass, with a fabulous selection of vintages from the last 20 years. This will be a unique occasion to learn about how this highly-acclaimed wine came to life 20 years ago and has become one of the jewels of the Medoc. DATE: Friday 24th March 2017 TIME: 9.30 am – 11.30 am VENUE: 67 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5ES Private Club, Dress Code: jacket for men, no sports trainers please R.S.V.P: Before 15th March 2017 by email: jo@bellevillemarketing.com
  2. Australia Day Tastings 2017

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Members of AWE are invited to register for the Australia Day Tastings in January 2017. The Australia Day Tasting, the largest trade tasting of Australian wine in Europe, returns to London, Edinburgh and Dublin in January 2017. Across the three tastings, there will be over 1000 wines, from nearly 200 different wineries and brands, presented by around eighty exhibitors. Highlights include: – Jim Barry Wines will be showcasing the new Jim Barry Assyrtiko 2016, Australia’s first commercial wine made from the Greek grape variety. – Thistledown, Wine & Spirit Magazine’s Australian “winery to watch” in 2016, will be launching the Blewitt Springs Grenache 2016 whilst Bob Berton will be presenting Berton Vineyards’ new Winemakers Reserve Fiano 2016. – Bird in Hand Winery will also be introducing their range, soon to be available through Seckford Agencies. The Australia Day Tasting takes place in London (24 January), Edinburgh (26 January, Australia Day) and Dublin (30 January). Registration is now open at: London: www.bit.ly/LondonADT Edinburgh: www.bit.ly/EdinburghADT Dublin: www.bit.ly/DublinADT
  3. Cyprus wine tasting and masterclass

    By Heather Dougherty
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      Cyprus Wine Tasting & Masterclass Monday, 31st October 2016 Vintners’ Hall, Upper Thames Street, London, EC4V 3BG 11:00 am – 5:00 pm   This event will give the opportunity for trade, media and wine lovers to explore the island’s 6000-year winemaking history and taste genuinely exciting wines, which will prove once again that Cyprus deserves an important place on the international wine map.   Cyprus’ historical links with Vintners’ Hall date back to 1363, when King Peter I of Cyprus, together with four other kings, was entertained at a banquet reception at the Hall, widely known as the Feast of the Five Kings. According to the tradition, the five kings used Commandaria, the traditional wine of Cyprus, to toast.   At this TRADE ONLY event, many internationally awarded wines will be presented, produced by the distinctive local grapes of the island, ideally blended with the international popular varieties.   Caroline Gilby MW, an expert on Cyprus wines, will hold a Masterclass, as part of the event, which will take place at Vintners’ Hall at 1.00 pm.   Attendance is free but registration is required by clicking below. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyprus-wine-tasting-masterclass-tickets-27984810321
  4. Cru Bourgeois tasting

    By Heather Dougherty
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    The tasting of the 2014 Cru Bourgeois selection will be held in London on Thursday 22nd September from 10am-5pm at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace. AWE members can register to attend via this link: Crus Bourgeois du Médoc