There are around 90 members of the Association of Wine Educators, working all over the UK, providing training and tastings, education and entertainment both to the trade and to consumers. They are selecting and buying wines for these events. It struck me that I would be interested to know what wines my colleagues are choosing and why, and so the 100 AWESOME WINES brochure was born.
I have been intrigued and surprised by some of the wines selected but not once disappointed. I have bought many of the wines I didn’t already know and agree with and presented a small selection at the Foodies Festival in Birmingham in the Drinks Theatre where the brochure was launched. And very well received, it has to be said. There will be another three masterclass tastings showcasing 8 of the wines at Foodies Festival in Bristol at the end of June.
You will find the brochure on the AWE website and can download a copy to see for yourself which great value wines wine professionals select. It’s a pretty eclectic range and we hope it will encourage the consumer to explore more widely, to branch out and hopefully to give confidence in splashing out a bit, too.