Wine News

  1. New Book by Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall

    By Keith Grainger
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      Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall’s new book ‘Wine Production and Quality – 2nd Edition’ has just been published by Wiley.  The work is in hardback format, and also available as an e-book.  This comprehensive guide explores the techniques of wine production in the vineyard and winery, and considers their impact upon the taste, style and quality of wine in the bottle.  Part 1 of the book provides a structured, yet easily readable, understanding of wine production from vine to bottle.  The impact of natural factors, including climate and soil, is considered, together with the decisions made and work undertaken in the vineyard and winery.  Part 2 looks at quality in wines – the concepts and techniques of tasting are detailed, along with the challenges in recognising and assessing quality.  Also discussed are the steps producers may take, and the limitations they may face, in creating quality wines.  The book will prove valuable to beverage industry professionals, wine trade students, wine merchants, sommeliers, restaurateurs, and wine lovers as well as those entering (or thinking of entering) the highly competitive world of wine production. For further information see :,subjectCd-LF22.html or contact Keith or Hazel.
  2. The Great Riesling Tasting

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Monday 16th May 2016 Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London SW1P 2QW 10.30am – 7.30pm for trade visitors (public admitted from 5.30pm) Masterclasses, including at 2pm, our own Anne Krebiehl MW Wines from over 50 Riesling estates around the world More information and registration:
  3. 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.
  4. 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.