Author: Wine

 

Southern Rhône and its producers

September’s monthly meeting of the EDW Wine Club was certainly another fun and informative evening. We had the opportunity to hear more from Erica and Sara about their trip around the Rhône. Erica and Sara had enjoyed spending time this summer touring around the Rhône, meeting producers and sampling their wines. With so much to […]
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The Producers of the Northern Rhone

The July meeting of the EDW Alumni group was a little trip down memory lane for our very own Erica Dent.  Erica and Sara Bangert, from General Wine, took a holiday together in the Rhone earlier in the year and as any good wine educators should they brought back some superb wines to share with […]
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EDW Wine Club – Sancerre and its soils

EDW Alumni June Event – The history and soils of Sancerre and more … This month at the EDW Alumni group we had an evening of discovery.  Erica’s choice for the wines was superb and as always, we had a selection of white and red wines to taste.  Erica spends a long time choosing the […]
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Behind the scenes of a WSET educator’s day

Behind the scenes of a WSET wine educator’s day. Erica and I often hear people say how much they would love to do our job and be a qualified WSET wine educator.  I must be honest, we both love what we do, and we have had some of the most amazing experiences throughout our WSET […]
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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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