Tag: alsace

The last word in festive wines – part three

Laura Atkinson, Private Account Manager in our Fine Wine team, discovers a wealth of potential new faces for the Christmas table from Alsace, Austria and Germany Despite its diminutive size, Alsace is home to many of the world’s finest white wines; from the majestic and ancient Riesling grape, the exuberant Pinot Gris or the richly-flavoured […]

Understanding Alsace – Lunch & Learn 5

Misunderstood and under-appreciated, the wines of Alsace are fabulous with food but it can be hard to guess what’s behind the label. Here, Wine School’s latest recruit Isabelle Tan explores the region. What does Alsace mean to you? For me it means good memories, delicious food, great wines, a part of France where people have […]

A Wine Club Member’s Alsace Adventure

Alsace has for many years been an example of the very best of French and German gastronomy and wines, having been occupied by both nations at various times in history. Now firmly under French rule there are constant reminders of the past in village and family names. With some 15, 000 hectares under production on […]

In Their Own Words: Harvest 2012 Reports from the Loire, Alsace, Austria, Germany & Italy

Stéphanie Caslot, Dme de la Chevalerie, Bourgueil, Loire, France : ‘It started with a little frost on a few parcelles  of gravels on april 16th – bad news but nothing too serious in comparison with some other vineyards of the region – then we had a rainy spring with some very localized hail stormed. We had […]