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6 April 2017

Alsace, the generous garden // 1. The little as well as grand history of wine in Alsace

by Alfred

Alsace is probably the most original of the producing regions wine in France. Most Alsatian wines are only found in the region, most of the vines used are exclusively indigenous and the wines are uniquely typical and, for most of the Grands Crus, come from some fifty exceptional terroirs. Alsace is recognized as one of the homelands of exceptional white wines.

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30 March 2017

The pirate’s nectar : a short history of rhum…

by Alfred

Brown or white, agricultural or commercial, served pure in bars or on the roadside in the Caribbean, lined with cherries and umbrellas in tourist spots, embellished with mint in the popular mojitos of a generation, rum Is everywhere, always, ubiquitous culturally in the south or as evocation of heat in the north. We wanted to take a look at the slightly sulfurous history of the favorite drink of every pirate.

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2 March 2017

Dominus, a legendary wine worth more than a prayer

by Alfred

It is a legendary wine from the Napa Valley that combines the know-how of a great winegrower of Pomerol with an exceptional terroir of the New World. On the occasion of the arrival of its 2012 vintage which, according to all, will be historical, we wanted to pierce a little of the mystery that surrounds this wine.

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15 December 2016

Is your wine as well protected as you are?

by Alfred

Wine is a passion that you discover a little more every day and that you share with the people you love. Have you wondered whether your wine is as well protected as you are and whether it is at its true value?

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10 August 2016

Organic wines today : a first look

by Alfred

For some time now, probably paralleling the rise in popularity of health food and veganism, organic wines have become more and more popular and a growing quantity of them occupies a sizable portion of the SAQ shelves while multiplying their offer through private importers. At Alfred, we are fascinated by all the trends in the world of wine, so we thought it was important to take a first look at this subject which we will probably talk about often in the coming year.

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28 July 2016

This week’s precious wine tips (July 28)

by Alfred

This week, our wine tips are provided by Bertrand Eichel, an eminent teacher for sommeliers; he officiated for 10 years at the legendary private club 357C as head sommelier. He offers us a nice aperitif from Saumur, a great white vin de garde at much less than $ 100 and an exceptional Pinot Noir from New Zealand even better than one from Burgundy.

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27 July 2016

Global warming and the wine industry : alarming signs

by Alfred

Global warming necessarily involves significant changes in global agriculture and, therefore, in the wine culture. At Alfred, wine is our obsession as much as our business and as its production is firmly rooted in the soils and crops, we realized that these changes would certainly shake the entire worldwide industry and market. Here is our first publication on this crucial subject.

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14 July 2016

This week’s precious wine tips (July 14)

by Alfred

Inevitably, On this July the 14th, our wines advice, courtesy this week of Ian Purtell,involve a great champagne to toast to the health of the French people who celebrate their national holiday. They also include a wonderful Canadian Chardonnay and an exceptional Morgon for serving at meals between friends.

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