Alsace: some general observations in the context of the AWE trip supported by CIVA, July 2015

  1. Hugo Read

    AWE visit to Alsace – Domaine Becht

    By Hugo Read
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    The AWE regularly arranges tasting tours for its members to various wine regions around the world; a vital thing to do in order to keep up one’s expert wine knowledge. The most recent trip was to Alsace, which I jumped at seeing as it’s one of my favourite wine regions....
  2. Linda Simpson

    Alsace visit – Trimbach

    By Linda Simpson
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    Anne Trimbach is the13th generation of this long established family operation making Wines at Ribeauville. Anne brings a freshness and energy to this well known, well loved Alsace producer. Professional, knowledgeable and super bright but with a really polite, friendly manner, you can see why Anne has been handed one...
  3. Marisa D'Vari

    Romania Trip 2015: Visit to Cramele Halewood

    By Marisa D'Vari
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    “Welcome,” says energetic Lorena Deaconu Stoian, Chief Winemaker at Cramele Halewood, who is pictured to the right. It is a beautiful sunny afternoon as Lorena welcomes us to the gorgeous manner house called “Conac” in Romania, near the Carpathian mountains, where we will experience their sparkling wine facility and spend...
  4. Quentin Sadler

    A Romanian road trip

    By Quentin Sadler
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    Like many of us, a huge part of the pleasure I take in wine is discovering new things. New regions and new grape varieties always excite for me. So when the chance came to go on a trip to Romania as a guest of the Romanian Winegrowers, with fellow wine educators...
  5. Kevin Powell

    Vinarte Romania

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    If anyone needs convincing that Romania has the potential to grow top quality grapes and make great wines this is the place to go. The Cabernet Sauvignon wines we tasted at Vinarte’s Castel Bolovani winery were up there with the best. Vinarte was founded 17 years ago and began planting...
  6. Linda Simpson

    Prince Stirbey – A wine reclaimed

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    Prince Stirbey wines really are royal by name: these Romanian wines are produced by Princess Ileana – granddaughter of Princess Maria Stirbey and her husband, Baron Jakob Kripp. They began winemaking in 1999 after reclaiming and reviving the historical family property, the winery of which had been designed in a...