1. Laura Clay

    Cellier des Dauphins

    By Laura Clay
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    Wine cooperatives are underrated – discuss. I’ve never quite understood the slightly negative view of buying wine made by a co-operative. These are wineries jointly owned by vine-growers, grape-growers, vignerons, farmers, whatever you like to call them, which produce wine from the area in which their vines are situated. Over...
  2. Heather Dougherty

    AWE boasts 3 new Accredited Rhône tutors

    By Heather Dougherty
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    AWE members Heather Dougherty, Patricia Stefanowicz MW and Gilbert Winfield are now Accredited Rhône wine tutors. Having spent four days in the region visiting producers and attending classroom lectures, they then went on to pass a tasting and theory exam in order to gain their accreditation. InterRhône, the body which...
  3. Heather Dougherty

    Educators go back to school

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Wine educators like nothing better than going back to school, so our session at the Ecole des Vins in Avignon on our first morning made for a fine start to our trip to the southern Rhône. Oenologist Mathilde Ficty led us through a wealth of information about the region that...