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d’Summer Fascht

-  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 [...]

d’Summer Fascht2020-04-11T22:49:03+00:00

Summer 2019

- 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 [...]

Summer 20192020-04-01T08:09:41+00:00

Christophe Lindenlaub – Dorlisheim

Christophe LINDENLAUB – Dorlisheim. The Location - Christophe Lindenlaub makes his wine in Dorlisheim, a large village on the Alsace wine route, 20kms to the west and a touch south of Strasbourg. It is definitely not one of these picture postcard Alsace “villages” and is partially joined to [...]

Christophe Lindenlaub – Dorlisheim2019-01-02T21:54:08+00:00

Jean-Marc DREYER

Jean-Marc DREYER - Rosheim We were in and out of Jean-Marc’s winery and vineyards during the 2018 harvest. It was energising to experience the buzz around the grapes coming in, somewhat fast and also in bigger quantities than the last few years. The winery, a hive of activity [...]

Jean-Marc DREYER2019-01-02T06:11:28+00:00

Catherine RISS

Catherine RISS The first time we ran into Catherine Riss was on a tasting visit to Lucas Rieffel’s winery in Mittelbergheim. She provided that extra bit of pressure to help keep us focused, as we worked through a line-up of 15 wines.  That was back in July 2015, [...]

Catherine RISS2018-12-30T23:07:40+00:00

Alsace Wine Region – 2018 Vintage Update

Alsace Wine Region - 2018 Vintage Update The Alsace Region grape harvest, les vendanges, has finished up and it all took place in almost perfect weather conditions. It kind of went on a bit due to a welcome uptick in quantity  and also the opportunity to bring in some late harvest wines. The wintry [...]

Alsace Wine Region – 2018 Vintage Update2018-11-09T23:59:20+00:00