Tag Archives: Alsace

Harringay Dine Wine Me

Recently at a friends’ house we had an excellent supper, with lovely food accompanied by excellent wine, great company and lots of mirth. When we offered to have the same eight people to our place for a repeat performance, someone … Continue reading

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Pinot Taste Off

Last week I had a great taste-off between three different Pinot Noirs, two from France and one from New Zealand. The first wine was from Alsace, a region chiefly known for its outstanding white wines from the designated ‘noble’ varieties … Continue reading

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Viavino Wine Course Session Five

This Tuesday saw the penultimate session of the Classic French Wine Regions wine tasting and education course I’m running.  The idea is to educate about the world of wine whilst also improving tasting skills.  In the fourth session we looked … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Alsace Pinot Gris ‘Fondation 1854′ 2002 Vieilles Vignes

Following on from my post a couple of days ago about Pinot Gris vs Pinot Grigio, I’m delighted to write up the tasting note for a bottle of Alsace Pinot Gris I had the other night with some pre-supper snacks.  This just shows how … Continue reading

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Gris or Grigio?

I was asked the other day what the difference is between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio.  A good question.  The Pinot family has quite a few members, principally Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, or Pinot Black, Pinot Grey and Pinot White if you … Continue reading

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Becker Grand Cru Froehn Riesling 2001

After a roast dinner earlier in the day we only wanted a snack supper last night, which was perfectly accompanied by a bottle of 2001 Alsace Grand Cru Froehn Riesling from Domaine Becker.   Medium dry but with plenty of acidity … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Les Pierrets Alsace Riesling 2002

Last April I went on an annual buying trip to Burgundy and Alsace for six days or so.  My estate car went almost empty and came back with the axle on the floor.  Alsace in particular is fantastic for visiting … Continue reading

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Albert Mann 1997 Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg

Last night I had my last bottle of the above, which was a great advert for the longevity of Riesling.  Not a particularly good vintage and not a super-heavyweight producer (though very decent), but at over 12 years old the … Continue reading

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