Author: Wine

 

EDW Wine Club – Valtellina wines

EDW Wine Club – Valtellina… yum yum! Last month (March 2018) the Enjoy Discovering Wine (EDW) Wine Club at The Corner House, Winchester was hosted by Club member Fabrizio de Liberali, of FabWines, fab-wines.co.uk. We had the opportunity to hear about his high-end Proseccos and having had the pleasure of visiting the wineries and tasting with […]
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Sparkling wine and competition time!

Sparkling wine and competition time!

Sparkling wine—WSET courses I regularly teach about the different styles of sparkling wine on the WSET courses: the Level 1 introduces Champagne and Cava; Level 2 we add Asti, Prosecco, Sekt, Crémant, Saumur and New World sparkling wine; Level 3 much more detail on these sparkling wines. It is not unusual for me to over-hear ‘I […]
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Vineyards of Hampshire Masterclass

EDW Alumni Club – Vineyards of Hampshire Masterclass November saw our second taster event of the Enjoy Discovering Wine (EDW) ‘Alumni Club’ with the theme of Vineyards of Hampshire. The EDW Alumni Club was set up to offer Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) students the opportunity to come together for an evening to continue […]
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Let’s make gin! – Helen’s blog on our Winchester Distillery gin experience

Gin experience at Winchester Distillery For those of you who are gin lovers you may have already tried Twisted Nose Gin, a gin produced at Winchester Distillery using locally grown watercress and other secret botanicals. For anyone who has yet to try this spectacular gin then a visit to Winchester Distillery for a gin experience is […]
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Salmon Risotto Wine Pairing

Salmon Risotto Wine Pairing. I love salmon in almost every way that it’s been prepared and cooked, but I sometimes get stuck in a cooking rut. You know when you just seem to prepare the same tried and tested recipes every week. After a while, it can get a bit boring. So I was delighted […]
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Chinese New Year 2017

On 28 January, Chinese all over the world will say goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and welcome in the Year of the Rooster. Chinese families traditionally have dinner together on New Year’s Eve and all the dishes have positive and auspicious meanings. Prawns, fish, green vegetables and black moss (a type of fungus […]
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Turkey Leftovers Wine Pairing

Turkey Leftovers Wine Pairing – Turkey and Tarragon Cobbler If you are looking for a new way to use up your turkey leftovers this Festive season, then look no further. This creamy turkey and tarragon cobbler is delicious, simple to make and a great alternative to a pie. It’s also easy to prepare in advance […]
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Sparkling Wine – not just for Christmas

Last week I have had the pleasure of helping to host a Northern Italian wine tasting which included some Prosecco. Our host explained the differences between DOC, DOCG, Rive, and Cartizze, so much to learn! And last month at the Wine Festival Winchester there were a whole host of delicious English wines to taste. These […]
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Distance Learning WSET Level 2

Distance Learning WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits At Enjoy Discovering Wine we aim to make our courses as accessible as possible for our students to attend.  We try to choose central geographical locations that are easy to get to. Also, we look at which days of the week work best for most […]
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Wine Pairing with Jerk Chicken Kebabs

Whilst my youngest son was still in Primary school one of his topics was the Caribbean. He came home one weekend with a homework task to find and cook a Jamaican recipe of his choice. He knew exactly what he wanted to make – Jerk Chicken. So after a quick google search he came up […]
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