Wine News

  1. Australia Day Tastings

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Australia Day Tasting 2018 Members of AWE are invited to register for Wine Australia’s Australia Day Tasting in January 2018. It’s the largest trade tasting of Australian wine outside Australia and it takes place in London, Edinburgh and Dublin. Across the three tastings, there will be 1200 wines from 245 wineries. There will also be themed focus tables and master classes, ensuring that you have a full and exciting day of immersion into Australian wine.  A number of winemakers and winery owners will be flying over from Australia to pour their wines and share their stories. At the London event, this list includes Martin Spedding (Ten Minutes by Tractor), Jeremy Dineen (Josef Chromy), Rory Lane (The Story), Damian North (Journey Wines), Andrew Hardy (Petaluma) and Toby Barlow (St Hallett).  London Tuesday 23 January 10am – 5pm B1, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4DA Edinburgh Thursday 25 January 1pm – 6pm The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ Dublin Monday 29 January 1pm – 6pm The Round Room, The Mansion House, 2 Dawson Street, Dublin More information and registration here .
  2. AWESOME ride for The Benevolent

    By Linda Simpson
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    A huge thank you to all who supported and sponsored me on Sunday.   The day started well when I was handed a glass of Bloomsbury by Mardi at Ridgeview Winery. Apparently sparkling wine is great Ride Fuel! I needed it – and the bacon butty –  as I joined the medium pace group, which was actually “Quite Quick Group” with Phil Tuck (man or machine?!)  leading us and going like the clappers. Just over half way and having climbed Leith Hill, we were welcomed at Denbies with cake, flapjack and rehydration tabs. Onwards to Box Hill before descending (mostly) into London and to our finish line at Treasury Wine Estates where we enjoyed a fabulous BBQ and drinks at the Cabbage Patch Pub. The STATS: 104 km total distance 24 kmh average speed (about 16mph in old money!) 64.1 km maximum speed (downhill) 4 hrs 21m 1,175 m elevation gain TIRED LEGS! It is fair to say that David Cox was overwhelmed by the support of riders, hosts and organisers who put the event together in order to raise funds for The Benevolent and remember Dan Townsend. THANKS VERY MUCH AWE Linda A message from David….   Dear Riders and everyone else involved in yesterday’s event,   My apologies for adding to the flurry of emails that have been circulating this morning but I wanted to reiterate the huge thanks that I tried to articulate yesterday afternoon at the wonderful BBQ and reception provided so generously by TWE at the […]
  3. Sherry programme – opportunity for WSET Educators

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Sherry programme – opportunity for WSET Educators   We are happy to share the opportunity for WSET Educators to attend the Sherry Consejo Regulador’s own educator programme in Jerez this autumn. Very generously, the Consejo is offering WSET Educators places free of charge for this course on a first-come first-served basis. The course will run 18-20 October, and participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Only 25 places are available so we ask that only one Educator per APP applies and that this person should have passed WSET’s Educator Training Programme.   Register now: • For more details and to book onto the course, please email the Consejo Regulador directly: vinjerez@sherry.org