In praise of white Burgundy

Dry white outclasses all else By Panos Kakaviatos for  10 March 2018 Over dinner at the excellent Charlie Palmer Steakhouse in Washington D.C. this past January, which I can only highly recommend, a few wine loving friends put blindfolds on but we would have picked the white blind or not. As with “blind wine […]

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Terroirs at Trimbach

By Panos Kakaviatos for  25 May 2017 Earlier this month, it was great to meet Julien Trimbach, son of Jean Trimbach, and nephew of winemaking director Pierre Trimbach of the celebrated Trimbach Estate in Ribeauvillé in Alsace. Trimbach wines are “go-to” in the sense that you can always rely on a pure, dry expression of Riesling, […]

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No more Jubilee

Hugel’s trend towards terroir, over brand 11 October 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for  As we have seen with Trimbach, in a previous post from these pages, the historic Alsace estate Hugel also has been critical of the grand cru AOC system established in Alsace in 1975, and revised in the 1980s. Both estates have long preferred […]

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