Alsace 2016: the paradoxical vintage

Deceptively soft spoken Zind-Humbrecht 19 March 2018 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  Another year, and another chance to taste the fine wines crafted at Domaine Zind Humbrecht. Known to produce some of the best Alsatian wines sold in both France and in international markets, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht also offers a “bird’s eye” view of each vintage […]

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Place over grape: making wine waves in Southern Styria (p. 2)

Blind proof  By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles  After discovering the general lay of the land thanks to Tamara Kögl in part 1 of this blog, a blind tasting organized the day of the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina by Michael Gross of Weingut Gross revealed to me a thing or two about wine – […]

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Place over grape: making wine waves in Southern Styria (p. 1)

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Take a walk along the sinuous and sumptuous Southern Styrian wine region in Ratsch today and it is hard to believe that but 40 years ago, it was a very poor area with few if any winemakers and many more farmers. Taxes were paid to local officials with oxen or farm produce. “There […]

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