Swiss wine visit

From the Alps to Lake Biel By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  15 September 2018 Greetings dear readers – and sorry for a long absence. Looking for a new apartment here in Strasbourg, and my work for the Council of Europe, which will be taking me to Vienna, Austria ; Odessa, Ukraine and Athens, Greece in […]

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Divine Alsace

Competitive wine prices and friendly faces By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  14 June 2018 It was an enjoyable wine evening earlier this month, Sunday 10 June, at Domaine Josmeyer in Wintzenheim. Lady winemakers who form the group DiVINes d’Alsace poured their wines. Alsace is so rich in soil types and terroirs that the sheer number […]

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Domaine Albert Mann: innovative and friendly

Enjoying annual open doors – and trying 2015s By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  5 May 2016 You want great wine at a good value? Sure, you can find that in many wine regions. But in Alsace, where so many grands crus exists, so many complicated names, and confusion over whether a wine is sweet, off […]

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Terroir evolution for Maison Trimbach …

… and the just-released 2008 Clos Sainte Hune, among other delights By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Among highlights of my visit on 5 October to this marvelous Alsace producer? Two vintages of the famous Clos Sainte Hune. This exceptional wine is a product of the terroir in the Rosacker grand cru vineyard, located in the […]

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Nearly perfect in Prague

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  2 October 2015 This site is about wine chronicles, including things to chronicle around wine. A perfect case in point is Prague. Well, nothing really is perfect, but … Just walking along the city’s intimate narrow streets enchants anyone with even a minuscule aesthetic sense, never mind the ultra romantic Charles […]

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Alsace’s “classic” harvest in 2014

Seems to favor fresh styled dry wines, and could be great for crémant By Panos Kakaviatos in Strasbourg 2014 looks to be a “classic vintage” with high acidities and good ripening especially for Riesling and Pinot Blanc, reported Olivier Humbrecht of Zind Humbrecht in Turckheim, who finished harvesting in late September at his precocious vineyards. […]

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