1. Heather Dougherty

    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...
  2. Heather Dougherty

    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
  3. Paul Quinn

    A night to remember

    By Paul Quinn
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    It’s not often that you get invited to taste Bordeaux first growth wines that you have only dreamed about in the past. So when a small parcel of first growths became available, 12 of us bought £4,000 of wine between us – to taste not to invest.  In anticipation of the...
  4. Heather Dougherty

    Crus Bourgeois 2013 selection tasting

    By Heather Dougherty
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    I approached this tasting, on 24 September in London, with a little foreboding. I had not heard much positive news about the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux and feared being faced with a raft of green-tasting, thin wines. Either that or harshly extracted wines with oak in lieu of fruit. However,...
  5. Laura Clay

    AWE member writes Bordeaux book

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    Wendy Narby, AWE member based in Bordeaux has written a book about her specialist subject and her home territory. Called Bordeaux Bootcamp, it is a hugely informative introduction to the area, the AOC’s, the people and, of course , the wines, with maps and photos making it one of the most...
  6. Stephen Rosser

    Bristol Foodies Festival

    By Stephen Rosser
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    It’s the Bristol Foodies Festival this Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June. Head along to the Wine & Champagne Theatre where you will be able to taste along with the AWE’s Laura Clay & Charles Metcalfe.                                          Laura will be your guide on wine tasting tours around Bordeaux and the South of France. Laura...