Feb 01 2011

Sigi Hiss: 8 wunderbare Weine

Tag: Reife Weinesigi.hiss @ 10:49

Sigi Hiss – Ein Kurzbericht über eine Best-Bottle-Feier, ja Feier! Die Weine waren feierlich gut & die Spender hatten Freude & Genuss pur. Denn keiner entsorgte irgendwelche halb verwesten Kellerleichen. Keine Mumien in Flaschenform. Die Weine sind diesmal anonym, vielleicht erkennt ja der eine oder andere, einen der Weine.

Viel Spaß beim Lesen.

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Feb 01 2011

Decanter: Lalande-de-Pomerol estate bought by state-owned Chinese company

Tag: Weingütersigi.hiss @ 08:33

by Jane Anson in Bordeaux -Philippe Raoux, owner of Chateau d’Arsac in Margaux and wine tourism complex La Winery, has become the latest Bordeaux winemaker to sell property to a Chinese buyer. He last week completed the sale of his 20-hectare Lalande-de-Pomerol estate, Chateau Viaud, to Cofco, a company 100% owned by the Chinese government, following almost three years of negotiations.


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Feb 01 2011

Decanter: Humbrecht – Alsace needs sweetness code

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 08:31

by Richard Woodard- Alsace ‚absolutely‘ needs a system to help consumers navigate the wildly varying levels of sweetness found in its wines, according to Olivier Humbrecht MW.


Interviewed by Andrew Jefford in the March issue of Decanter magazine, the head of Domaine Zind-Humbrecht nonetheless warns against trying to over-simplify the region’s notoriously complex range of wine styles.

‘Maybe it would be easier to say to Alsace producers – okay, nothing but dry wines,’ Humbrecht tells Decanter.

‘But it would be to throw the baby out with the bathwater… Simplifying to that degree means depriving ourselves of some of our greatest wines.’

Zind-Humbrecht, which allows its wines to ferment to the level of natural sweetness allowed by its indigenous yeasts, uses a one-to-five scale to indicate the level of sweetness on all its labels. Continue reading „Decanter: Humbrecht – Alsace needs sweetness code“