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Master of Wine, Cees van Casteren, on the success of his book and how to write about wine

Cees van Casteren, Master of Wine, answers our questions about the success of his book, his favourite wines of 2024, and more in this exclusive Q&A.

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From vineyard to glass: The hidden life of wine

Read this blog article to discover the transformative process that wine goes through, starting from the vineyard and ending on your table.

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Wine expert Libby Brodie launches new wine YouTube channel

Wine expert, Libby Brodie, has launched a new YouTube channel that demystifies everyday wine questions. This undiscovered gem of the wine world has something for everyone.

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Trivet wins second Michelin star: A CWO Dinner venue spotlight

One of our favourite CWO Dinner venues, Trivet, has won a second Michelin star at the 2024 Michelin Guide Awards for UK&I. Let’s look at the team behind this achievement.

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What to drink this Spring: Top wines and food pairings

Read this article to discover Chief Wine Officer’s best wine and food pairing recommendations for Spring 2024.

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The best wine movies and documentaries

Discover a diverse and entertaining exploration of the world of wine. Cheers to enjoying these films with a glass of your favorite vintage!

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Get to know the CWO Hosts: Jessica Harrison

Jessica Harrison is the primary host for our French CWO events. In this interview, she tells us what she loves about CWO events and the guests who attend them.

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The romantic history of wine

Wine and love share a long history. In this article, we explore this story and look at why wine remains central to romance.

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Looking back on 2023: The topics and events that defined our year

2023 is over. What have we learned about the C-suite agenda after running more than 150 events in a single year? Find out in our year in review.

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Six splendid uses for your leftover wine

Got leftover wine taking up space in your home? Read our six ideas for emptying leftover bottles and you’ll be one step closer to tender meat, tasty treats, and smoother skin. Read more inside.

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Sam Caporn MW recommends: English fizz, affordable options, and wine trends for 2024

In this article, Master of Wine Sam Caporn offers up her favourite English sparkling wines to make your winter sparkle, as well as her wine trends for 2024. Read more inside.

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What to drink this winter:
Our favourite food and wine pairings

Find out which wines we recommend this winter, along with some of our favourite seasonal comfort foods.

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Get to know the CWO Hosts: Richard Porter

Richard Porter is a world traveller, wine lover and one of the longest serving Chief Wine Officer hosts. In this interview, he tells us what he loves about CWO events and the guests who attend them.

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Notre interview avec Irwin Durand, le chef du restaurant étoilé Le Chiberta à Paris

Nous avons interviewé Irwin Durand, le jeune et passionnant Chef de Cuisine du restaurant étoilé Michelin Le Chiberta à Paris. Nous avons interrogé Irwin sur ses inspirations, sa philosophie…

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Access courses from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) at exclusive discount prices

Join the CWO Society and gain access to world-class wine courses at exclusive prices. Discover the full benefits in this short blog post.

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Four steps for thriving at your next virtual networking event

Virtual events are a staple of modern networking, and knowing how to make a great impression online is an essential skill. Here are our expert tips to making the most of your next virtual event.

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Skye Gyngell’s Spring at Somerset House: Seasonal, sustainable, and sensational

Chief Wine Officer guests love dining at Spring so much we decided to do a profile on the venue, its head chef, Skye Gyngell, and the amazing work they’re doing in sustainability.

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What to drink this autumn: Top wines and food pairings

Discover Chief Wine Officer’s favourite autumn wine flavours and food pairings, as recommended by wine experts.

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Explore the delights and eccentricities of life in Singapore through the eyes of Master of Wine, Richard Hemming

Meanwhile in Singapore is a wonderful slice of life blog by Richard Hemming MW, a talented wine writer and wine speaker at Chief Wine Officer events in Singapore. Read about it here.

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How to pick a premium wine that you’re sure to love

Discover in this short blog what wine experts look for when they're picking a premium wine. Read now to unlock the door to the secret world of wines.

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Edouard Baijot MW, Director Luxury for the E&J Gallo Winery, talks latest UK release with ‘Rhône Ranger’ Randall Grahm

Edouard Baijot, Master of Wine, and E. & J. Gallo Winery partner with Randall Grahm set to produce new wine range, The Language of Yes, launching exclusively in the UK and US. Read more inside.

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The five best British vineyards to visit before summer ends

Summer in the UK is a time for near-constant celebration, and what better way to savour the sun than with a glass of wine in hand at the UK’s best vineyards. Here are our top five picks for 2023.

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What’s the difference between a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier?

The differences between a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier are vast. Although both may be wine experts, their expertise varies greatly. Know the difference with our comprehensive guide.

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Grapes of wrath: confronting climate change in the wine industry

With so much to lose in the short term, find out how the wine industry is tackling climate change and the importance of customer power for sustainable wineries.

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