Category Archives: Muscat

Hugel & Fils at the 2015 Alsace wine day

One of the classical Alsatian producers I checked out at the Alsace wine day a couple of weeks ago was Hugel & Fils. I posted a profile on Hugel when I wrote about last year’s tasting. Here, I just recall … Continue reading

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Hugel & Fils – an Alsace producer that is reliably dry and constantly yellow

Hugel & Fils is a classical Alsace producer located in Riquewihr. Their distinctly yellow labels say “Depuis 1639”. The one who founded the company this year was Hans Ulrich Hugel, the initials of whom can still be found in their logotype, … Continue reading

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Alsace wines from Marcel Deiss

Marcel Deiss is considered one of the best wine-producing domaines in Alsace, as well as one of the most idiosyncratic. Deiss can be found in Bergheim (village profile at Per Warvinge’s Alsace site), and there is a Wikipedia article about Marcel Deiss. The … Continue reading

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Dinner with 1990 DRC Richebourg 1990 and 1990 La Tâche

There are unique and memorable wines that have brought great joy when tasted, but where there’s good reason to assume that you won’t be able to taste these wines again, given the inevitability of older vintages being consumed or becoming … Continue reading

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Massandra with AuZone, also known as Масандра or Массандра

Massandra is a classical wine producer on the south coast of Crimea, close to Jalta, and was the subject of an interesting wine club tasting in January. Massandra made themselves a name already in the days of the czars, and operations continued in the Soviet … Continue reading

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Mixed reds and fortifieds served blind

The course-intensive Swedish wine tasting association Munskänkarna only arranges tests at the highest level (“level 3”, should roughly corresond to WSET Diploma level) every second year – typically theoretical test in November of even-numbered years followed by a practical test … Continue reading

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