Tag Archives: Alsace

Zind Humbrecht: A Vertical of one of the world’s greatest Pinot Gris

Vinitaly is not just about Italian wine. I had the rare opportunity and privilege to be part of a group to taste a 20 year vertical of Pinot Gris from the Clos-Saint-Urbain Rangen de Thann Grand Cru vineyard. For me, … Continue reading

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After the Palate Fatigue…

After four flights of sparkling wines, my palate was cooked…13 sparkling wines later, I was getting better and better as the night went one, despite my aching palate.  Tips and tricks from good friends led me to successfully taste, describe, and … Continue reading

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The Underrated Wines of Alsace – Just in Time for Christmas!

Alsace never gets a fair shake… Where the heck is Alsace anyway?  Located in Northeastern France, it sometimes has an identity crisis…sometimes German and sometimes French.  You ask an Alsatian who they belong to and they simply answer:  “I am … Continue reading

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Harvest Wines

‘Tis the Season….for Harvest that is.  I love this time of year.  All the brilliant colours of the Autumn leaves, the chill in the air, the breaking out of the sweaters, cardigans and fall jackets, all remind me that the … Continue reading

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