Archive for the ‘Alsace’ Category

Alsace: a work in progress

Hello readers! No, I do not mean by the title that Alsace is a work in progress. Well, partly. I mean, there is much afoot in this great wine region that is sometimes confused with Germany. Let’s face it: German shaped bottles, Germanic sounding names. It is enough to drive some producers – such as […]

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Paul Blanck in Kientzheim: in the heart of Alsatian wine country

By Panos Kakaviatos At least since 2005, when I first visited Domaine Paul Blanck  (great website, by the way) in the southern part of Alsace wine country, I have appreciated the quality and prices of wines from this excellent wine producer in the Haut Rhin, the lower – and more famous part – of Alsace. […]


“Latin” Rieslings sell better than ever in Germany: with Maurice Barthelmé of Albert Mann

Now this was a fun coincidence. I was at ProWein in Düsseldorf earlier this month (March 2012) and noticed Maurice Barthelmé of Domaine Albert Mann, which is making some of the very best Rieslings in Alsace today, and the 2010s are brilliant. Most interesting to learn that Alsatian Rieslings, fuller bodied, richer, are now selling […]

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Jean Trimbach visits Washington D.C.

Jean Trimbach visits Washington D.C. store MacArthur Beverages Alsace. White wine comes to mind, yes? Unlike most other French wine regions, the wines are named first and foremost after the grape, although terroir names have gained increasing prominence. There are many grand cru vineyards in Alsace, for example, but people still think in terms of […]