The new world wines of Wales

Wowed by Welsh wine, the only part-Welsh Linda Johnson-Bell gives us a taster of what we can expect at the CWW Summer Party, finds strong identity and explains why it shouldn’t be lumped in with English wine. As Welsh wines are one of the sponsors of our upcoming Summer Party, I thought it a perfect moment to share with you a quick glimpse into these wonderful and unexpected wines. I must first r...
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Pushing the boundaries of South America

Richard Bampfield MW shares his takeaways and thoughts on the CWW seminar on 'Pushing the boundaries of South America', led by Amanda Barnes and held at London Wine Fair on May 23rd.  Having left Argentina hugely enthused after the MW visit there in February, I was extremely happy to have my memories refreshed by Amanda Barnes’s Masterclass at the London Wine Fair. As it turned out, this was very...
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Benevolent’s #NotAlone campaign makes debut at LIWF

Being more open about mental health issues in the workplace is the encouraging message that was championed by The Benevolent drinks charity at its public discussion held at the London Wine Fair last month. Following an article by wine writer Mike Turner, published here, several people in the industry reacted to the need to more publicly discuss mental health in the wine industry. The Benevolent ...
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CWW tasting: Pushing the boundaries of South American wine

South America's wine frontiers are constantly changing. Regional specialist and CWW Editor Amanda Barnes presents a guided tasting of wines from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay which are changing the traditional parameters of viticulture and reflect the adventurous new generation of winemakers in South America today. Join us for this free masterclass and tasting at London Wine Fair o...
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Putting on a brave face? You are #NotAlone

Mike Turner explains why mental health is an issue closer to home than we know and what The Benevolent's #NotAlone campaign is about. I can be a proper bore when I get going about certain topics close to my heart. Vermouth, cricket, mental health, Liverpool FC, maths…wait, what?  Oh yeah, I said it, mental health.  Why not talk about it?  1 in 3 people in their lives will suffer from a mental h...
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CWW Christmas Party: The Video

Were you at the annual CWW Christmas Party? Circle member Steven Morris has put together these video highlights of the evening!   Held on 4th December, in The Vaults at RSA House in London, the evening was a great success with sponsors Napa Valley Vintners providing an amazing range of some 90+ wines for the Circle members, their guests and Friends of the Circle to enjoy. Patsy M...
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The wonderful world of wine and music

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Wine Festival Winchester: More English than ever before!

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Jo Burzynska’s Wine & Sound seminar: 18 Sep

A Wine & Sound seminar will be held for members on Monday 18th September. The event will be held at the new Institute of Masters of Wine offices, in Battersea's Nine Elms and they have kindly allowed the use of one of their new bright tasting/meeting rooms. Fellow Circle member, Jo Burzynska, is running the seminar.  This will be a workshop in which J...
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Two top vintages on show at the VDP Grosses Gewäches tasting

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