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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


André KLEINKNECHT The Location Here we go, back to downtown Mittelbergheim and knocking on another door. It’s really more of an uptown place, with four roads crossing high up at the village centre.  It is the definition of a wine village, with 20 winemaking families in a population of 650. Nine of these domaines are working their [...]

André KLEINKNECHT2018-11-24T02:24:25+00:00

RAW Wine Fairs 2017 – NewYork and Los Angeles

News from the RAW wine fairs Alsace “Startups” at the New York and Los Angeles RAW Wine Fairs The RAW wine fairs now cover four venues: London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles, with the U.S. events held during two weekends in November. RAW showcases producers of [...]

RAW Wine Fairs 2017 – NewYork and Los Angeles2018-09-13T10:46:37+00:00

Alsace Wine Region – 2017 Vintage Update

Alsace Wine Region - 2017 Vintage Update It’s Sunday 22nd of October and the Alsace 2017 vintage is harvested and safely in cellars up and down the wine route. This includes the late harvest wines, the Vendanges Tardives and the Selection de Grains Nobles.   Back In Alsace had the good fortune to visit [...]

Alsace Wine Region – 2017 Vintage Update2018-09-13T10:46:37+00:00

Les Vins Libérés – Summer Fête- Ammerschwihr

Les Vins Libérés – Summer Fête – Ammerschwihr :  Les Vins Libérés is a day of celebration that comes on the heels of the mini salons that fringed some bigger events in 2015 and 2016. This time, producers put together a stand-alone event, a one-day summer [...]

Les Vins Libérés – Summer Fête- Ammerschwihr2018-09-13T10:46:38+00:00


Lucas Rieffel The Location Lucas Rieffel’s winery is in the village of Mittelbergheim. A place that feels like it’s close to somewhere else, like Heaven’s Door. Somewhere special, where something special is happening. That something is a group of winemakers that has developed a [...]

Lucas RIEFFEL2021-01-08T03:41:11+00:00
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