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When in Alsace…..

A couple of days ago I received yet another request for some pplaces to visit when in Alsace and Southern Germany, so I’ve decided to put my suggestions up for everyone to see and I’ll add to them from time

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2012 überblanc Riesling GDF winemakers Tasmania

The rather cryptic producer title is actually Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers, a name well known and highly respected for their big, bold Barossa shirazes. More recently tho, son Nick Glaetzer has been working in Tasmania to create some stunning cool climate

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Jérôme Mader, A rising star in Alsace

Domaine Mader Grand Cru Schlossberg Pinot Gris

In the June 2013 edition of Revue de Vin de France (The truth about the 2012 vintage…) amongst the few real successes in Alsace is the wine made by Jérôme Mader at Domaine Jean-Luc Mader in Hunawihr in Alsace. In

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Gérard Basset named Decanter’s Wine Man of the Year 2013!

I was not surprised at this announcement when reading my TiZwine daily digest this morning. Gérard Basset seems to have a great reputation with so many people in the industry and he pops up everywhere I look in the wine

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Dinner and some venerable old Bordeaux

Bordeaux Reds 1978 - 1983

  At a recent dinner with Bérénice Lurton of Château Climens, co-hosted by David Wainwright of Zachy’s, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a number of great Bordeaux reds from a both the Left and Right Banks.with poached Maran’s egg,

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There will be some Château Climens 2012!!

with Berenice Lurton 27.02.13

  Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a private dinner, arranged by David Wainwright of Zachy’s here in Hong Kong, with the delightful Bérénice Lurton, owner of Château Climens, who was quick to assure us that,

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The Parker saga continues…

They say that a week is a long time in politics, and I would venture to say that it is just as long in the wine world at present. Since Monday we have seen the rumour mill working overtime –

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Tomaioasa Romaneasca – What a mouthful!

A quick stroll around the Hong Kong Wine And Spirits fair yesterday gave me the opportunity to taste some up-and-coming Romanian wines Several producers were at the fair, showing both a range of traditional grapes and the (more easily pronounceable)

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