An Alpine retreat into wine: CWW Swiss Trip 2018

Five Circle of Wine Members enjoyed what has become an annual sojourn to Switzerland to soak up the VINEA wine fair and other vinous treats. The three-day programme from 30th August to 1st September took in wineries in Vaud and Valais, as well as the atmospheric VINEA wine fair held in the heart of Sierre. The participants also tasted winning wines from the 21st Mondial des Pinots, indulged in Swi...
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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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Delving into the Marche: CWW Trip Report 2018

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Chianti Classico beyond the wine – there’s top olive oil, prosciutto and pecorino too

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Dispelling a few myths on Argentine wine

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A visit to Soave: CWW Veneto Trip, Part 2

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CWW Trip to Switzerland: Part 1

Nine CWW members headed to Switzerland and spent a week discovering the wine regions and wines of this high-altitude European country. In the first of a two-part report, our members report on the different wine varieties found in this unique wine country, an insight into how climate change might affect Swiss viticulture and some highlights from the trip including a visit to VINEA wine fair and a t...
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