The second Millésimes Alsace trade fair will take place this June with a focus on Riesling, but also Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Crémant d’Alsace.
A Riesling-infused gin is set to hit the UK market joining a host of craft gin distillers currently enjoying a resurgence in the spirit’s popularity.
Fiona Beckett picks a “seductive” Gran Reserva Rioja, while Jamie Goode serves up a selection of low alcohol wines for those on a post Christmas detox.
It has been a bumper week in the drinks trade featuring whisky, Champagne and cocktails as well as supermodels, singers and some very energetic dancing.
Jon Bonné recommends a pink that is “as soulful as rosé gets” while Rebecca Murphy suggests “that we make a place at our table for an exciting new wine”.
Six representatives from the UK trade have been appointed as founder members of the Riesling Fellowship, a new initiative created by the German Wine Institute.
Consultant winemaker Paul Hobbs plans to make Mosel-style Riesling in the US having partnered with a German producer.
Wines to enjoy with a Thanksgiving feast are a theme in the US this week and Dave McIntyre recommends a full flight for $40 and Sandra Silfven picks a “wine to impress your guests”.
This week’s Asian media wine recommendations include a “gorgeous, silky” white, a red with “gripping, sweet tannins” and a Champagne that is “excellent drinking now”.
This week’s wine recommendations in the UK press include a “captivating aperitif white”, “one of the most exciting whites of the year” and a “fabulously rich” Champagne.
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