Always fancied being a Troglodyte

  1. Nina Cerullo

    Always fancied being a Troglodyte

    By Nina Cerullo
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    AWE visit to Leduc-Frouin. Vins d’Anjou & Coteaux du Layon Half way between Saumur and Anjou is one of the most historic areas for viticulture on the Loire. In the heart of the Haut Layon we find husband and wife team Antoine and Nathalie Leduc of Domaine Leduc-Frouin. Antoine Leduc...
  2. Richard Bampfield MW

    Musings on recent visit to New Zealand

    By Richard Bampfield MW
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    Some musings following the recent MW visit to New Zealand in February 2019 Not intended to be exhaustive – simply a summary of some of the highlights, key learnings, wines/producers I will be looking out for in the future…….and general reflections.  Climate change – more likely to be wetter in...
  3. Lindsay Oram

    And the Oscar goes to…..

    By Lindsay Oram
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    And the Oscar goes to….. Diversity has become one of the buzz words of the last 10 years, as we live in a world that increasingly recognizes and values points of difference. Gone are the days, thankfully, when a region focusing on one or two grape varieties and wine styles...
  4. Geoff Bolton

    Loire trip thoughts

    By Geoff Bolton
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    AWE wine trip thoughts. I have just spent four days in the Loire wine region of France with five fellow wine-educators, three of whom are currently studying for their Master of Wine exams. We visited seven wine makers who gave us tours of the vineyards and wine-making facilities as well...
  5. Nina Cerullo

    Always fancied being a Troglodyte

    By Nina Cerullo
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    AWE visit to Leduc-Frouin. Vins d’Anjou & Coteaux du Layon Halfway between Saumur and Anjou is one of the most historic areas for viticulture on the Loire. In the heart of the Haut Layon we find husband and wife team Antoine and Nathalie Leduc of Domaine Leduc-Frouin. Antoine Leduc whisked...
  6. Geoff Bolton

    The Dog’s Dog

    By Geoff Bolton
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    AWE members’ visit to Domalne de la Noblaie, Chinon. “This is how it should be!” claimed Dr Helen Savage as the group stood in the new winery, built in 2012, at Domaine de la Noblaie. Why? Perhaps because there was an authentic feel created by all the tanks, vats, chutes...