Category Archives: Pinot Gris

Alsace wines from Albert Mann – mostly Gewürztraminer

Albert Mann is a wine producer from Alsace that is located in the village of Wettolsheim: producer profile at Per Warfvinge’s Alsace website, village profile by Per Warfvinge, general Wikipedia article about the village. Albert Mann is considered as one of the better … Continue reading

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Alsace wines from Michel Fonné

Michel Fonné is an Alsace producer located in Bennwihr (village profile at Per Warfvinge’s Alsace website including some words on Michel Fonné, general Wikipedia article) and has 12 hectares/30 acres of vineyards. After oenologist training and some work in other wine regions, … Continue reading

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Pierre Sparr – an Alsace producer with a fruity style and a practical sweetness scale on the label

Pierre Sparr is an Alsace producer located in Sigolsheim, and one whose wines I tasted together with the other producers at the Alsace tasting a couple of weeks ago. In the case of Sparr, most grapes used for their wines are bought … Continue reading

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Léon Beyer – a reliably dry Alsace traditionalist

Léon Beyer is an Alsace producer that is usually mentioned together with Hugel and Trimbach as the traditional trio of high-end néogciants/wine houses of Alsace that have some things in common: they stick to a completely dry and rather firm wine … Continue reading

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Preiss-Henny – an Alsace producer with a traditional and dry style

The past Monday I tasted through a number of Alsace wines in Stockholm, since the annual “Alsace Wine Day” was held. The French wine and food export organisation Sopexa provides this event. 35 Alsace producers were represented, either with their … Continue reading

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2012s and other wines from Kloster Eberbach – a traditional Rheingau producer in top shape

A couple of weeks ago I attended a tasting of wines from Kloster Eberbach moderated by their CEO Dieter Greiner, on invitation by their new Swedish importer Bibendum. At this tasting, I represented BKWine, where my feature was published recently. Here … Continue reading

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BYO with mostly prestige Champagne

Mid-July a couple of us gather for a BYO evening to taste som prestige Champagnes, although a few other bottles also managed to come along. The wines were served more or less blind. Michel Lenique Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs … 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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