Wine News

  1. Wines from Spain Tasting

    By Linda Simpson
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    27TH ANNUAL WINES FROM SPAIN TRADE FAIR 2016   Thursday 14 April 2016 10.30am – 6pm (early access for press at 9.30am)     Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, London E1W 2SF   The 27th Annual Wines from Spain Trade Fair will take place on Thursday 14 April 2016 at Tobacco Dock, London. 50 importers and 20 exporters seeking UK distribution will present their Spanish wine portfolios and showcase the diversity and versatility of Spain’s wine offering. Masterclasses and other tasting features will highlight classic and emerging regions, as well as celebrate Spain’s cultural history and vibrant gastronomic scene.   We invite you to discover Spain’s extraordinary breadth of styles and explore the many expressions of its diverse terroirs.
  2. Death of former AWE member Brian Wheaton MW

    By Heather Dougherty
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    On of our senior members, Christopher Fielden, has made us aware of the recent passing away of former AWE member, Brian Wheaton MW. I didn’t know Brian personally, but I’m sure his name will be familiar to those of you who have been members for longer than I have. He seems to have been an avid traveller as well as devoting time to educating and writing on wine and more. If any members have memories of Brian that they would like to share, please feel free to add a comment here.
  3. AWE At Love Wine Festival

    By Laura Clay
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    AWE will be exhibiting at Love Wine at the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham on 7th November. Showing a range of wines selected from the 100 AWESOME Wines brochure, Heather Dougherty and Linda Simpson will be guiding visitors on how to taste and  introducing them to the AWE and its members. This is the inaugural event for Love Wine, a new festival for wine lovers, set up by Nicola Everns, a highly experienced wine marketing professional, with AWE members Laura Clay and Richard Bampfield MW, both of whom will be presenting masterclasses throughout the two sessions. With high quality independent merchants and producers, generic bodies and importers exhibiting, Love Wine offers visitors an eclectic range of wines to taste as well as opportunities to learn. Find all the details here If you are an AWE member and wish to attend, please contact Laura.    
  4. Contemporary Wine Studies With A Difference

    By Laura Clay
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    AWE member, Professor Gareth Morgan along with his colleague Richard Tresidder, have published a fascinating book which looks at wine in a social context giving the reader the incentive to think about the part wine plays in the world today. Its double title, Contemporary Wine Studies: Dancing with Bacchus illustrates the book well: it’s informative and instructive yet throughout reminds us that wine is a pleasurable resource humanity is lucky to have access to. It doesn’t take you through regions and appellations, wine-making techniques and producers. Instead it investigates the role of wine in a social context and delves into the part humanity plays in all its facets, from production to labelling, from marketing to learning. It is available from Amazon