SUMMER 2023 - three natural wine fairs in Alsace. Data point: the number of natural wine fairs continues to increase significantly in Europe and the U.S.A. and Alsace is part of that pattern. In 2022, five natural wine fairs were held in Alsace. In date order: VertigVineux, d'Summer Fascht, Salon des [...]
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November 2022PHARE Ô VINS - STRASBOURGWell the Phare ô Vins worked out well - report coming soon. On the 17-19th November we are involved with a bunch of partners in hosting an event around natural wine, with food, conferences and music. Around 50 winemakers will be presenting their cuvées during the three day [...]
First up was a visit to Bruno and Elena Schueller, tucked up high in Husseren-les-Chateaux - not a bad start as we haven't completely finished the Spring Blog, which you can find right here in STORIES ..... Follow us on Instagram where we post every day. NOW - The Summer Salons - [...]
The 2020 BLOG Such a unique and weird year due to the Covid crises, with its impact on all of society and its impact on all points in the wine business chain of activities. Here is the BLOG commentary we ran through the year, which provides a bunch of high and low points of things [...]
Domaine Pierre Frick Jean-Pierre, Chantal and Thomas Frick – Domaine Pierre Frick – Pfaffenheim The first thing to say here, is that there is so much going on with ecology militancy, field and cellar work, vineyard sites, grape varieties, a huge range of cuvées and an unflinching connection to [...]
- d'Summer Fascht 2019 - Coming up in Colmar on le 14 juillet, is the second edition of d'Summer Fascht. The first edition was held in 2017. This salon alternates with the Salon Des Vins Libres which started way back in 2008. As mentioned elsewhere, d'Fascht is a good measure of the energy around the [...]
- Summer 2019- Spring passed in a flash. It was cold with above average rainfall. So, the Alsace growing season started as most definitely on the "tardive" side. June switched that, where several days in the first two weeks saw maximum temperatures in the low 30 Cs. That produced a flourish of much needed growth [...]
People get in a twist with the seasons and the solstices and the equinoxes. If we carve the year into four seasons of three months each, then Spring starts on the first of March and runs through April and May. In the Alsace vineyards the last of the pruning takes place, especially with the younger [...]
vineyard pruning and bottling at home wine fares on the road - ALSACE WINTER - Now, January and February are heavy pruning months in Alsace. To get away from the hard and cold work, there is an escape to the fares and salons of Montpellier and the Loire. Driving, hard work, long hours in the [...]
Report on Harvest 2018 - check here for the updates filed by winemaker Florian Beck-Hartweg Profile on winemaker Catherine Riss here Profile on winemaker Jean-Marc Dreyer here Profile on winemaker Christophe Lindenlaub here 1 - The Revue du Vin de France published a special report with a cover page on " Alsace, the wine region [...]