Kleine Zalze: Past, Present and Future

  1. Sarah Rowlands

    Sake Revealed

    By Sarah Rowlands
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    Notes from an AWE Sake lecture given by Marie Cheong-Thong     Usually, as AWE members, we are trying to help enthusiastic wine novices decipher wine labels so they can buy with more confidence. The table were turned this week. Sake, rice wine, bottle labels are covered in Japanese Kanji (script) so...
  2. Sarah Rowlands

    Wined Up Here with Greywacke

    By Sarah Rowlands
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    Kevin Judd visited Wined Up Here, Norbiton’s independent wine shop established in 2007.  Owner Charlotte Dean arranged a tasting of the seven wines in his range.  Here we discuss what makes one of his Sauvignons ‘Wild’ Mr New Zealand has been in town.  Kevin Judd, winemaker at Greywacke and the...
  3. Sarah Rowlands

    Grandes Pagos de España Masterclass

    By Sarah Rowlands
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    Grandes Pagos de España Masterclass This presentation was held at the Westbury Hotel in London with an expert trio comprising the suave Enrique Valero from the Executive Committee of the Grandes Pagos de España, the enthusiastic food and wine writer Victor De La Serna with Sarah Jane Evans MW at...
  4. Paul Quinn

    A night to remember

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    It’s not often that you get invited to taste Bordeaux first growth wines that you have only dreamed about in the past. So when a small parcel of first growths became available, 12 of us bought £4,000 of wine between us – to taste not to invest.  In anticipation of the...
  5. Wendy Narby

    Pride and Passion in South Africa

    By Wendy Narby
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    After just a few days in South Africa I’m hardly in a position to start drawing definitive conclusions about the wine industry there but several things really marked my recent visit: the pride the people have in their country, their industry and their wines, their desire to establish South African...
  6. Heather Dougherty

    Crus Bourgeois 2013 selection tasting

    By Heather Dougherty
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    I approached this tasting, on 24 September in London, with a little foreboding. I had not heard much positive news about the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux and feared being faced with a raft of green-tasting, thin wines. Either that or harshly extracted wines with oak in lieu of fruit. However,...
  7. Pippa Hayward

    AWE Alsace visit -Domaine Ostertag

    By Pippa Hayward
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    I’d met André Ostertag, very briefly, a few years ago at his agent’s portfolio tasting. Tasting through just a small selection of his wines then, almost at the end of the day, my tastebuds flagging , concentration waning, I was abruptly brought back to the moment by the  focus, precision...