Archives

 

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 […]
Posted on

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 […]
Posted on

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 […]
Posted on

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 […]
Posted on

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 […]
Posted on

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 […]
Posted on
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 […]
Posted on

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 […]
Posted on

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 […]
Posted on

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, […]