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A Wine For This Seasons Asparagus

A Wine For This Seasons Asparagus

Really sorry Mary Berry but your Hollandaise Sauce isn’t a patch on the one served at Aubaine. Sure yours is a mass produced commercial product, andRead More

WebChat: Land of the Riesling Sun

WebChat: Land of the Riesling Sun

From sushi to spring rolls, Thai curry to tandoori, Masala to special fried rice, Asian cuisine has fully established itself as a favourite in the UK.Read More

Deiss : Premier Cru or Not Premier Cru

Deiss : Premier Cru or Not Premier Cru

Alsace has 51 officially designated grand cru plots, it’s only a little region but all seem to agree that 51 is a rather large number. WhicheverRead More

The Problem With Alsace Wines Is…

The Problem With Alsace Wines Is…

There is one major problem with the wines from Alsace. It is not the old issue with bottle shape – the singular reason many retailers spoutRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Aug
Alsace in Black and White

Alsace in Black and White

Two shots from the recent trip to Alsace; tasting notes etc to follow at some point. First photograph is from the Hugel tasting room in theRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Jul
A Selection of Wines from Domaine Paul Zinck, Alsace

A Selection of Wines from Domaine Paul Zinck, Alsace

First halt in a four day Alsace wine tour, a delightful restaurant Au Vieux Porche in the village of Eguisheim. Seeing as the restaurant manager isRead More

The World’s Oldest Wine Barrel

The World’s Oldest Wine Barrel

One of the most recognisable names and also one of the oldest wine families in Alsace is Hugel. Under the winery, improbably positioned in the heartRead More

Alsace Wine with Food – thoughts from the Hugel Twitter Tasting

Alsace Wine with Food – thoughts from the Hugel Twitter Tasting

A pleasant way to spend a couple of hours – delving through recipes from books and magazines with the aim of matching 5 dishes to 5Read More

Hugel Wines Twitter Tasting

Hugel Wines Twitter Tasting

For those who didn’t follow last nights ground-breaking Hugel Twitter Tasting a transcript of my ‘tweets’ through the evening. To be read in reverse order asRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve, 2006, Alsace, France

Wine Tasting Note: Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve, 2006, Alsace, France

Always amazing how few people consider Alsace when selecting their wines. OK, so they come in those suspiciously Germanic-looking bottles (with all those negative associations) butRead More

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