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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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The fascinating world of Pinot

The Enjoy Discovering Wine Alumni Club meet on the last Wednesday of the month at The Corner House in Winchester for an evening of wine education, tasting and socializing. The purpose of the Alumni Club is to offer wine education in a fun and relaxed environment. Erica discusses a new topic at each event and […]
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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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Taste in wine—let’s get personal!

Taste in wine—personal preferences This weekend was a stark reminder of how absolutely personal wine is to people. My husband and I visited two friends and between the four of us we could not have been more varied in our wine tastes. Taste in wine—fruity but dry One of our friends likes really fruity whites, […]

The Naughty Piglets – creative and delicious

My dear friends Tina and Michael have been trying to get me to The Naughty Piglets Restaurant in Brixton for a very long time, but it is tricky to get there from Hamble. So when they opened their second venue in Victoria, The Other Naughty Piglet, we managed to meet up. And I was so […]
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JSW Michelin Star – tasting menu

Tasting menu @ JSW Petersfield This was my third visit to JSW and I always opt for the tasting menu because it is great fun exploring one of my fascinations, food and wine pairing. The owner is Michelin star chef Jake Saul Watkins and there are options of six- or eight-course tasting menus. You can […]
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The Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Portsmouth Seafood Festival – NEW! The weekend of 24 and 25 June 2017 welcomed a new Seafood Festival to Portsmouth, hosted at Gunwharf Quays. I popped along to see what it was all about, they promised “a family event celebrating and promoting Portsmouth’s historic links with the sea and seafishing” and I believe they achieved that, it […]
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