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Tasting With Anne Trimbach


  Anne Trimbach is the public face of Domaine Trimbach, which has been producing fine wine in Alsace for almost 400 years. Wine-searcher has just published Tom Hyland’s interview with Anne and reading  it prompted me to post these images from our own meeting with her five years ago   During our last visit to…

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Dr Bürklin-Wolf – A Great Pfalz Producer


Dr. Burklin-Wolf is an outstanding Pfalz producer of dry Riesling.  Their Wachenheimer Riesling Trocken 2013 is Master of Wine Jancis Robinson’s wine of this week.   “Bernard Bürklin founded this estate in 1597 and today, is run by his descendant, Bettina Bürklin von Gurdaze, and her husband Christian. This is the largest family-owned wine estate in Germany, with…

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Clos de Goisses


Champagne Philipponnat have released the 2004 & 2005 vintages of their celebrated champagne Clos de Goisses. When Richard Juhlin compiled his list of the 50 best late disgorged Champagnes for ‘The World of Fine Wine’ a staggering 10 places were filled by Philipponnat Clos des Goisses. At number two in the chart was the `55…

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Harrogate – Getting Ready For Tour de France


“…Tour de France is coming to Harrogate this weekend. Everybody is getting in on the act and yellow bicycles are mushrooming…”   Many roads will be closed and parking will be nightmare but crowds will gather, many will be partying and there will be a lot of fun. A local school displayed: A local restaurant…

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Bringing Napa to Champagne


“During a short visit to London last week, managing director Stanislas Thiénot revealed that Thiénot is about to start construction on a first for the Champagne region – a fine wine cellar and Champagne experience in Reims city centre, close to the cathedral. He says they’ve been inspired by the Napa Valley model, where tourism…