Burgundy & Beyond

Burgundy is the thing that all wine lovers have to experience. The Côte de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune, Chablis, Côte Chalonnaise: these are the wine regions where it all began. The world’s love affair with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay started in Burgundy centuries...

Trimbach 2000 Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive, Alsace

  I’ve been reviewing ancient vines and vineyards recently. The theme continues with this bottling from Trimbach. The winery itself dates back 12 generations, and its vineyards are some of the best Grand Crus in Alsace. This bottling is primarily sourced...

Trimbach 2009 Muscat Reserve

Alsace is the place where sommeliers and grandmothers meet to share a glass of wine. Everyone else, it seems, just doesn’t care. That is too bad, because the wines from this German-influenced wine region in France are always delicious, and often spectacular....

Helfrich 2005 Gewurztraminer Grand Cru, Alsace

The great wines of Alsace often represent some of the best deals at the high-end of the fine-wine world. This minerally, floral, spice-scented steal is just as delicious on its own as it is with holiday-season foods. And at $17.99, it’s cheap enough to buy...