From base to bubble: a tasting with Schramsberg

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Capturing the Spirit of Cognac

Six members of the CWW travelled to Cognac, France, from 9th-12th April, 2018, to visit Cognac producers from the designated growing areas of Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Dordogne. As well as meeting some wonderful people, the group experienced some exceptional cultural and gastronomic experiences. A special thank you goes to our member Liz Palmer and the BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessio...
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Gallery: Cognac by Jürgen Schmücking

Cognac is one of the most famous spirits in the world and it comes from the historic Cognac region in Southwestern France. Photographer Jürgen Schmücking takes us on a journey through Cognac in this photo gallery from the Circle of Wine Writers trip there in April 2018. You can view more of Jürgen's work at www.schmuecking.bio   Please respectfully note that all of these photos, and...
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Franciacorta: It’s all in the ‘lies’…

Linda Johnson-Bell provides her takeaways from CWW’s recent Franciacorta seminar, in which Franciacorta’s UK brand ambassador, Tom Harrow, described how and why Franciacorta is forging its own identity. The event was held at The Naval Club, Hill St, Mayfair, London, on 3rd July, 2018. This won’t be a primer on the ABC’s of Franciacorta – the region of land between Lake Iseo and Brescia, and one o...
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Godello and beyond: uncovering white and red Galician gems

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MTM: Stephen Brook

Stephen Brook is a renowned wine writer whose expertise lies on either side of the Atlantic, in European wine regions and in the US. Brook has authored almost 40 books in his career to date that span the wine and travel genres and is a contributing editor at Decanter. Amanda Barnes interviews him to find out more about his thoughts on publishing, his favourite wine regions at the moment, and why w...
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Meet the Member: A year in review

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Delving into the Marche: CWW Trip Report 2018

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Going for Gold

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