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Wines in the first lockdown

March 13th 2020 was the last time I travelled into London.  The first lockdown started early for us, as emails came in over that weekend postponing all my wine teaching […]

The New Crus Bourgeois Classification

In those untroubled, pre-pandemic times, a highlight of my year was the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc tasting – always a privilege to taste so many top quality Bordeaux […]

Club Oenologique

I’m not sure how I came by Oenologique. I found it on the floor with my Sunday papers but I can’t believe that it would have been delivered as a […]

The challenges and joys of Virtual tastings

We are living in unprecedented times and are having to adapt our businesses accordingly to keep up- show our customers we are still drinking, enjoying and offering advice on wine. […]


Awesome Picks

Baldons Wine Club members love 100AWEsome Wines If 100AWEsome Wines feels like 97 too many, here are 3 ‘pick of the bunch’ wines from three of our favourite BWC tutors…. […]

100 AWEsome Wines

100 AWEsome Wines is now online and live In view of how our teaching has changed over the last 12 months and continues to be more virtual than actual, for […]

Success for Giusy

I’m delighted  to congratulate one of AWE’s newer members on her recent success. Giusy Andreacchio has  passed the French Wine Scholar certificate from the Wine Scholar Guild with the highest […]

South African wine crisis

Below is a post that some of you will already have seen either in the media or through a recent AWE mailing. All I would add to it is that […]

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