The drinking woman’s diet: Wendy Narby’s wellbeing guide for wine women

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Meet the Friend: Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell is a well-known and well-respected PR in the UK who represents an exciting portfolio of wineries with productions as diverse as Champagne, Port and Tokay. In this interview, we find out why Fiona has been lured into the world of wine and why - despite her best efforts - she just isn't ready for a life of making jam.  What led you to work in wine? I started out in advertising,...
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Uncovering the sweet spots of Bordeaux

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Meet the Member: Douglas Blyde

From drinking corked Chardonnay with his father to selecting fine wines and caviar for a Russian oligarch, Douglas Blyde shares his interesting path into the world of wine. Today Blyde is perhaps best known for his regular drinks column at the Evening Standard and as Editor of London's Wine List Confidential but, as he divulges in this interview, his day-to-day workload is far more diverse and see...
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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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