Small but mighty – AWE visit to the Jura

The Jura may be small – at around 2,000 hectares, it’s 15 times smaller than its near neighbour, Burgundy. The whole region would fit comfortably within the single appellation of […]

Gamet, Launois and R&L Legras Champagnes

I discovered a few years ago from the 1901 census records that my house was owned and lived in by one John Nichols. His mother and sister lived with him, […]

An appreciation of Trevor Elliott by Keith Grainger

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Trevor Elliott. He was a great wine educator, undertaking rigorous research on the topics he presented, but always […]

Grape Growing and Winemaking in Ireland Part 1: La Kav Wines

There are only a few vineyards in Ireland. They are small. Will this change in the near future? Most likely. I visited all three vineyards this year with a view […]


Invitation to Taste Canada Trade Tasting 23 and 24 May

On behalf of Westbury Communications, AWE members are invited to attend this trade tasting of wines from Canada. 24 wineries will be attending from Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia. […]

Invitation to Argentina Reloaded tasting with Paz Levinson

Following on from Luisa’s timely post on Argentinian wines, AWE members are invited to the Argentina Reloaded drop in tasting on Monday 24th April at Sager + Wilde Hackney Road, organised by Paz Levinson, one […]

Ukraine – how you can support!

Over the last 6 months I have become friendly with a Ukrainian wine producer called Vitalii Shmulevych and have been helping him find an importer for his wines in the […]

AWE members invited to Grand Cercle de Bordeaux en primeur tasting 28 March 2023

Tuesday 28th March, 4-9pm The Dilly Hotel The Terrace Bar & Grill 21 Piccadilly W1J 0BH As fellow AWE member, Laura Clay puts it “Bordeaux has never been so good”. […]

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