Monthly Archives: March 2014

Alsace wines from Gustave Lorentz

Gustave Lorentz is a sizable Alsace producers with a long history, located in Bergheim. Per Warfvinge’s Alsace website has both a village profile and a producer profile. They have 33 hectares (about 82 acres) of their own vineyards, of which 13.5 hectares (about 33.5 … Continue reading

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Domaine Labet – a Jura-producer with some Chablis-like Chardonnays

Domaine Labet is a producer located in the Jura region of eastern France. I recently tasted some of their wines chez Caviste, a (French-)Swedish importer who launched some of their Chardonnays. I have the impression that Jura wines have been receiving … Continue reading

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Domaine Weinbach – one of the top Alsace producers

Domaine Weinbach is one of the top wine producers of Alsace, and is located in the village of Kaysersberg (Wikipedia article). Weinbach isn’t the only thing Kaysersberg is noted for, since the medical missionary and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Schweitzerwas born … Continue reading

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The new 2002 Bollinger R.D., two Egly-Ouriet, and 1995 Cuvée Orpale

The other week I tasted the newly released 2002 vintage of Bollinger R.D., the late-disgorged version of vintage Bollinger. The Swedish importer Arvid Nordqvist invited, and two representatives from Bollinger presented the wine. Since I attended as a representative of BKWine (rather as … Continue reading

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Champagne Mailly – one of the very best cooperatives in Champagne

Champagne Mailly is one of the very best cooperatives in Champagne, if not the very best, and is located in the village of Mailly-Champagne. Yes, “Champagne” is a part of the name of the village and of the cooperative, and the … Continue reading

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Château d’Yquem – 2011 versus 2004

On Monday, an email arrived from K. who invited to a quick delivery check of the newly arrived 2011 Château d’Yquem on Thursday directly after work, in company with a few other people who also like this type of wines. … Continue reading

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A visit to Jacquesson including a preview of 733 DT

One month ago I visited the Champagne producer Jacquesson in the village of Dizy. Jacquesson is a small Champagne house, with a production of about 260 000-280 000 bottles per year, and nowadays one of the very best. Their production philosophy has more in common with modern high-end … Continue reading

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