Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Announcement: ombiasy WineTours 2017 to Germany, Bordeaux and Burgundy with Annette and Christian Schiller

Picture: Visit of and Tasting at Château Léoville Poyferré, with owner Didier Cuvelier and Maitre de Chai Didier Thomann. See: Tour and Tasting at Château Léoville Poyferré, Appellation Saint-Julien, 2ième Grand Cru Classé, with Owner Didier Cuvelier – Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Dear wine lovers,

I can’t wait to get to travel to France and Germany in 2017 to again visit the beautiful wine regions in Burgundy, Bordeaux, and along the Rhine, Mosel, Main, Saale, Elbe, Ahr, Nahe, and Neckar rivers in Germany.

These incredible trips are not just about wine. Heart-stopping landscapes, Michelin-starred restaurants, local wine taverns, and a fascinating rich history and cultural heritage make these tours the perfect destination for wine and food aficionados, as well as for the history and culture geeks.

Since I only take a small group (10 max) space is very limited. This private tours give you a chance to learn a lot about wine, to personally interact with the winemakers, and to explore in detail some of the world’s most exciting wine destinations.

SPRING

TOUR 1: Burgundy: May 09 - May 19, 2017: I am very sorry, but this tour is sold out.

To wet your appetite for next year’s tour see: Burgundy (and Champagne) 2016 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: From Lyon to Reims - Wine, Food, Culture and History

Picture: Lunch at L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, Paul Bocuse’s Restaurant in Collonges­ au­ Mont­ d’Or near Lyon

TOUR 2: Germany: Wine & Art, June 09 - June 18, 2017: only 2 (TWO) slots are still available.

We experience Germany’s beautiful, lesser known wine regions along the Saale, Elbe, Main, and Neckar river. If you are a culture geek, this is the tour for you. We visit the region that is best described as the cradle of German intellect and culture. We will visit 18 top wineries, historical gems, experience recent German history – from the GDR to a unified Germany -, and will attend four performances at world-renowned theater houses: Gewandhaus Leipzig, Semperoper Dresden, Mozartfestival Würzburg, Ballet Stuttgart.

To get a feel for this tour see: Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History

Picture: In Meissen, Saxony, with Winemaker/ Owner Georg Prinz zur Lippe, Weingut Schloss Proschwitz, Prinz zur Lippe

TOUR 3: Germany: Qintessential Riesling: June 19 - June 25, 2017: 5 slots available.

This tour lets us explore the regions that are quintessential to understand “Riesling”, and the concept of “terroir”. We will visit the jewel in the crown of German wine country, the Rheingau with its almost one thousand year old aristocratic wine estates, and many picturesque wine towns. Of course we do a cruise on the romantic Rhine River with its castle- and vine-ribboned bank. We will have a close look at the Mosel valley with its dizzying steep vineyards, and world-renowned wine estates, and we delve into 2000 years of wine history and of course taste premium wines at world-class wine estates.

To get a feel for this tour see: Germany-North Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Quintessential German Riesling and the Northernmost Pinot Noir

Picture: Tasting with Amei Prüm, Weingut J.J. Prüm, Mosel

FALL

TOUR 4: Bordeaux: September 06 - September 15, 2017: 8 slots available.

Spend 10 days in Bordeaux traveling through all the important subregions of the Bordeaux appellation: MARGAUX, SAINT-JULIEN, PAUILLAC, SAINT-ESTÈPHE, SAINT-ÉMILION, POMEROL, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN, SAUTERNE, visiting world-famous classified Châteaux. ”Bordeaux” embodies more than just wine. In France the interplay of wine and food is very important and almost every day we have a wine pairing meal at a famous Château, hosted by the owner, general manager or winemaker. We will visit many of the hidden gems -such as a cooperage, an oyster farm on the Bau d'Arcachon, some small, top “petit Châteaux” - that other tours pass by, but which are essential to understand what Bordeaux is all about. In a nutshell: this is a hands-on Bordeaux wine class on the ground.

To get a feel for this tour see: Bordeaux Tour by ombiasy WineTours 2016, France


Pictures: Lunch at Château Pichon-Longueville-Baron, Appellation Pauillac, 2ième Grand Cru Classé

TOUR 5: Germany & Alsace: September 30 - October 08, 2017: The Sun-Kissed Culinary and Red Wine Region: 8 slots available.

This tour takes us to the southernmost, sun-kissed German wine regions – Baden, Pfalz, Rheinhessen - and we will experience the German red wine revolution - gorgeous Pinot-Noir. We will visit Germany’s unconventional, but exceptionally gifted winemakers as well as top wine estates in breathtakingly beautiful Alsace. This tour includes a visit to the gorgeous wine region at the northern shore of Lake Constance. We will travel through the Black Forest to the German side of the Rhine valley and cross over to the French side of the Rhine valley to spend two nights in the Alsatian wine region dotted with completely intact medieval villages with its incredible, picturesque half-timbered houses. We will explore the culinary regions of Germany and Alsace with dinners at Michelin starred restaurants and wine tavern serving traditional local food.

To get a feel for this tour see: Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Picture: Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015) at Weingut Müller-Catoir in Neustadt-Haardt, Pfalz

For all details on the tours, and to sign up please visit the ombiasy WineTours website.

Feel free to get in touch with me at any time if you wish to have more information:

aschiller@ombiasypr.com or call: (703) 459-7513

Looking forward to traveling with you through beautiful wine country, and to share gorgeous wines with you.

Annette


Monday, February 20, 2017

Vineyard Tour, Cellar Tour, Lunch and Tasting at Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen in Oehringen–Verrenberg, Württemberg – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: Annette Schiller and General Manager/ Winemaker Joachim Brand, Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen in Oeringen–Verrenberg, Württemberg

We arrived at Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen in Oeringen–Verrenberg, Württemberg, before lunch. General Manager/ Winemaker Joachim Brand was our host. He greeted us with a glass of Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen in front of the winery. With the Sekt glass in our hand, we briefly toured the monopoly vineyard Verrenberger Verrenberg, before proceeding to the Restaurant Wiesenkelter. There, we had lunch with Joachim Brand and got a first introduction to the wines of Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen.

After lunch, we toured the new winery. The visit ended with a sit down tasting of more Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen wines, led by Joachim Brand.

The Hohenlohe-Oehringen Family

The Hohenlohe-Öhringen family can look back to the year 1253 as the founding year of their viticulture history. In the middle ages the noble family of Hohenlohe acquired property in Oehringen, north-east of Stuttgart. Today, there is still a branch of the famous family residing there, the Hohenlohe-Oehringens. The 27th generation is now at the helm, Kraft Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen, who is 83 now.

Sekt Reception

We were received by Joachim Brand in front of the estate and started the visit with a Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Sekt.

Pictures: Sekt Reception

Vineyard Tour

With the Sekt glass in our hands, we did a short vineyard tour.

Pictures: Vineyard Tour

Verrenberger Verrenberg

All grapes come from the monopoly site Verrenberger Verrenberg (17 hectares). Verrenberg is both the name of the vineyard surrounding the estate and the village close to the estate. In 1972, the village of Verrenberg became part of the town of Oehringen.

The vineyard is panted with the traditional Württemberg varietals Lemberger and Riesling, and also with Spätburgunder, some Weissburgunder and Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc.

Since 2008 the vineyards have been cultivated according to organic guidelines. The goal is to produce distinctive wines that not only expresses varietal character, but also that of their origin.

Jochen Brandt: Quality-oriented work in the vineyard, selective harvesting by hand and/or additional selection on a conveyor belt in the cellar all help ensure that only healthy, very ripe grapes are processed, and this, in an extremely gentle manner. The stated objective is to produce wine in harmony with nature. Since 2008, the vineyards have been cultivated according to organic guidelines. The goal is to produce distinctive wines that not only express varietal character, but also that of their origin.

Verrenberg Grosse Lage

As a VDP member, the association fo about 200 elite winemakers in Germany, Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen follows the VDP classification guidelines. It produces Gutswein, Ortswein and Grosse Lage wine. Of course, all grapes come from the same vineyard, the Verrenberger Verrenberg. The Grosse Lage wines are from a specifically deliniated parcel of the vineyard and are also in line with all the other requirements for a Grosse Lage wine.

Lunch

We had lunch at Restaurant Wiesenkelter with Jochen Brandt.

Pictures: Lunch

Cellar Tour

We then toured the wine cellar and sat down for an extraordinary tasting.

Pictures: Cellar Tour


A new winery was constructed in 2007. The complete winery building, including the sales office, was rebuilt next to the historical “Wiesenkelter” press house. The winery is largely underground.

Bottle production is 120 000. Most of it is consumed in the region. Nothing is exported.

Tasting

The visit ended with an impressive tasting.

Pictures: Tasting

The Wines


2014 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Pinot Extra Brut (Winzersekt)

2015 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Verrenberg Riesling trocken (VDP.Ortswein)

2015 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Verrenberg Sauvignon Blanc trocken (VDP.Ortswein)


2014 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Chardonnay H.A.D.E.S. (H.A.D.E.S.)

2013 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Ex flammis clarior H.A.D.E.S. (H.A.D.E.S. / edelsüss)


2014 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Verrenberg Spätburgunder trocken (VDP.Ortswein)

2014 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Verrenberg Blaufränkisch trocken (VDP.Ortswein)


2013 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Verrenberg Lemberger GG trocken (VDP.Grosse Lage)

2012 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen Ex flammis clarior H.A.D.E.S. trocken (H.A.D.E.S.)

2012 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Oehringen n senio H.A.D.E.S. trocken (H.A.D.E.S.)


H.A.D.E.S.

H.A.D.E.S. is an association of 5 winemakes that was established 30 years ago, It grew out of the „study group new oak barrel“, and it includes the wineries Fürst zu Hohenlohe, Öhringen, Graf Adelmann, Kleinbottwar, Drautz-Able, Heilbronn, Jürgen Ellwanger, Winterbach and the „Sonnenhof“ of the Fischer family. The name “H.A.D.E.S. ” was put together out of the first letters of the name of the 5 producers.

H.A.D.E.S. was a leader in introducing barrique aging to Swabia – and more generally – Germany. Initially, H.A.D.E.S. wines were rejected as “untypical” or “woody” and had to be sold as table wines. This has changed completely over the past 30 years. Using new wood has become a common tool in winemaking in Germany.

Postings: Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History (Published and Forthcoming Postings)

Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours: Wine, Art, Culture and History

Tasting at Weingut Uwe Lützkendorf, with Uwe Lützkendorf, in Bad Kösen, Saale-Unstrut – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Vineyard Visit and Wine Tasting Lunch at Weingut Hey in Naumburg, Saale-Unstrut, with Matthias Hey – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Weingut Pawis in the Saale Unstrut Region: Wine Tasting with Marcus Pawis – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Schiller's Favorite Winemakers in the Saale Unstrut Region, Germany

Wine Lunch at the Historic Vincenz Richter Restaurant, Weingut Vincenz Richter in Meissen with Senior Boss Gottfried Herrlich – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Visit, Tasting and Dinner at Weingut Schloss Proschwitz, Prinz zur Lippe in Zadel, Sachsen, with Georg Prinz zur Lippe - Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Tasting at Weingut Tim Strasser/ Rothes Gut in Meissen, Sachsen, with Tim Strasser - Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Lunch with Wine Pairing at Weingut Drei Herren in Radebeul, Sachsen, with Restaurant Manager/ Sommelier Dirk Brauer - Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Visit of Weingut Klaus Zimmerling: The Wines of Klaus Zimmerling and the Art of his Wife Malgorzata Chodakoska - Germany-East Wine and Art Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Lunch at Weingut Lutz Müller, Schloss Albrechtsburg, Sachsen - Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Schiller's Favorite Winemakers in Sachsen (Saxony), Germany

Tour, Tasting and Dinner at Weingut Zur Schwane in Volkach, Franken, with General Manager/ Winemaker Christian Kallisch - Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Vinyard Tour, Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Horst Sauer in Eschendorf, Franken, with Horst Sauer – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Weingut Schmitt’s Kinder in Randersacker, Franken, with Martin Johann Schmitt – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Staatlicher Hofkeller in Würzburg, Franken, with General Manager Marcel von den Benken – Germany-East Tour 2016 by ombiasy WineTours

Schiller’s Favorites: 2 Legendary Wine Taverns in Würzburg – Juliusspital and Bürgerspital

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Taverns in Würzburg, Franken, Germany

Vineyard Tour, Cellar Tour, Lunch and Tasting at Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Öhringen in Öhringen–Verrenberg,Württemberg with Winemaker Joachim Brand

Visit of Staatsweingut Weinsberg in Weinsberg, Württemberg, with Kyle Frank from the Finger Lakes

Cellar Tour, Vineyard Tour, Tasting and Dinner at Weingut Graf von Bentzel-Sturmfeder in Schozach, Württemberg, with Kilian Graf von Bentzel-Sturmfeder
 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Visit of the Vineyards of Alsace – Presented by Annette Schiller at the John Marshall Chapter of the American Wine Society, USA/ France

Picture: A Visit of the Vineyards of Alsace – Presented by Annette Schiller at the John Marshall Chapter of the American Wine Society, USA/ France

At the February tasting of the American Wine Society (John Marshall Chapter in Virginia), Annette Schiller, ombiasy PR & WineTours, took us on a vineyard tour of Alsace in the Barrel Room of Pearmund Vineyards, a leading Virginia wine producer.

Alsace is one of the several world class French wine regions, which produces many excellent still and sparkling, red and white wines, but above all it is highly appreciated for its unoaked, dry and crisp white wines.

See also:
The World Class Wines of Alsace
In the world class white wine region Alsace

Annette‘s Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours always spends a couple of days in Alsace and visits 2 or 3 wineries there.

See also:
Heads up for the 2017 Tours - to Germany and France - by ombiasy WineTours
Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

The John Marshall Chapter of the American Wine Society meets at Pearmund Cellars, a leading producer of Virginia wine, every 2nd Sunday of the month, 6:30pm.

Picture: Chris Pearmund at Pearmund Vineyards

Invitation

Alsace, in eastern France next to Germany, is not only one of the most beautiful places on Earth, it is also the source of some of France’s best wines. Reislings, Gewurzes, Cremants, Pinots – all flourish in the cooler climes here. And with the legendary German attention to detail (Alsace has been part of Germany several times over the centuries), you know the wines will be excellent. Crisp and bone-dry, these wines will give you lots to choose from, come summertime and warm weather.

Annette Schiller is an expert on wines French and German. A native of Germany, she graduated from the University of Mainz and took classes at the Oenological University in Geisenheim. Today she and her husband, Christian, lead wine tours thru Burgundy, Bordeaux, Germany, and yes, Alsace. Her presentation includes travel shots from her tours that showcase some of the heartbreakingly beautiful towns in Alsatian France.

Picture: "Social Wine" in the Tasting Room of Pearmund Vineyards

Alsace

Alsace is one of the several world class French wine regions, which produces many excellent still and sparkling, red and white wines, but above all it is highly appreciated for its unoaked, dry and crisp white wines. They tend to be different from those in the other parts of France: Higher in acidity, sometimes really sour, but always a pleasant experience to have them in the glass. And they go very well with the Alsatian food, which is also unique in France. The famous choucroute you find only there in France. But of course, you find it also in neighboring Germany, for example in Frankfurt am Main. Compared with Germany, which also is famous for its world class dry wines, Alsace wines tend to be drier, more full-bodied and higher in alcohol. Finally, sweeter white wines and red wines play only a minor role in Alsace, but they have a very good sparkling wine, the Cremant d’Alsace.

Picture: The 3 Protagonists - Charles Bearfighter Reddoor, who took the lead for the food, Chris Pearmund and Annette Schiller, who conducted the tasting seminar

Alsace sits in the northeast corner of France, sheltered by the Vosges mountains to the west and hard against the German border to the east. The vineyards reach from around Wissembourg in the north to Mulhouse, 70 miles south. Some 12 million cases are produced annually from 32,000 acres of vineyards.

Alsace is a fascinating amalgam of the German and French. The end of the 30 Years’ War in 1648 gave Alsace to France. In 1871, at the end of the Franco-Prussian War, Alsace was taken by Germany. After World War I, it was once more part of France — until 1940, when Germany reclaimed it. With the defeat of the Nazis in 1945, Alsace became French yet again — and so it has remained. Wine production in Alsace traces its beginnings to the early centuries of the Roman Empire, when the Romans conquered Alsace and introduced wine.

Picture: Geeting Ready for the Event

One of the most intriguing characteristics of Alsace wines is that they are bottled under their varietal names, unlike virtually all other French wines. Four grape varieties are considered to be the best:(i) Riesling – like in Germany, the most celebrated grape; (ii) Muscat – often used to produce sweet wines in France, the Alsace version is bone-dry; (iii) Pinot Gris and (iv) Gewurztraminer –Alsace's signature grape. Three other white grape varieties are also grown: (i) Sylvaner – A high-yielding grape, producing a refreshing wine, often used for blends, (ii) Pinot Blanc and (iii) Chardonnay – used only for sparkling wine. In addition, Alsace does have a little red wine made from the Burgundy grape, Pinot Noir. The Alsatian red wines tend to be quite lightweight, but can be delicious and interesting.

Pictures: Tasting in the Barrel Room of Pearmund Vineyards

Alsace produces wines under three different appellations: (i) Appellation d'Origine Contrôlées (AOCs) for ¾ of the white, rosé and red wines, (ii) Alsace Grand Cru AOC for white wines from certain classified vineyards and (iii) Crémant d'Alsace AOC for sparkling wines. Alsace makes noble-sweet wines, but does not have the same reputation as Germany or Austria for its noble-sweet wines. I like the Edelzwicker from Alsace, which is blend and an easy to drink day to day wine.

Since the creation of the Grand Cru AOC in Alsace, a number of winemakers have however shunned the system. Maison Leon Beyer is one of the most notable names to do so. The issue Maison Leon Beyer has with the Grand Cru AOC is that in their view the Grand Cru vineyards in a number of cases have too extensive boundaries.

Pictures: Impressions from Alsace, January 2017

The Food

Under the leadership of Charles Bearfighter Reddoor, 4 had prepared typical, Alsatian food to go with the Alsacian wines. Alsatian cuisine shows the influence of near-by Germany. Using a great deal of pork in various forms, the food is hearty and filling. The most famous regional dish is choucroute, or sauerkraut, garnished with a variety of meats and served with potatoes. Alsace is also known for its tartes, particularly tarte à l'oignan. This quiche-like dish is often served with salad. Another sort of tart is the tarte flambée, or flammekueche. Think of it as a delicious Alsatian form of pizza, and make sure you eat some! There are lots of other pork and meat dishes, such as Baeckeoffe, a stew of three meats (beef, pork, and lamb) and potatoes, and about 10 spices, usually marinated in Riesling wine. Munster cheese is also used a lot in Alsatian cooking. The town of Munster is just about 20 kilometers southwest of Colmar. And of course there are various kinds of sausages—knacks, Strasbourg sausages, boudin (blood sausages), or Montbéliard, to name just a few. We had a selection of 4 different sausages.

Pictures: Alsatian Food and Wine

The Wines

The wines were selected under a tight budget constraint. The American Wine Society (John Marshall Chapter) charges 20 US$ for a tasting, whih needs to cover wine and food.

Albrecht, Crémant d'Alsace, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Réserve, NV

Picture: Albrecht, Crémant d'Alsace, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Réserve, NV

Picture: Christian Schiller with Marie Albrecht of Domaine Albrecht inWashington DC. See: The Wines of Domaine Lucien Albrecht and the Food of La Chaumiere in Washington DC, USA/France

See also: Tasting 3 Cremants d’Alsace from: Domaine Albert Mann, Domaine Pierre Sparr and Domaine Lucien Albrecht, France

Trimbach, Muscat Réserve, 2011

Picture: Trimbach, Muscat Réserve, 2011


Pictures: Christian Schiller with Jean Trimbach at Maison Trimbach in Ribeauville in Alsace. See: Visiting Jean Trimbach at Maison Trimbach in Ribeauville in Alsace (2011)

Pictures: Christian  Schiller and Annette Schiller with Jean Trimbach at Open Kitchen, Virginia, USA. See: Back in the Washington DC Area: Jean Trimbach Presented Maison Trimbach Wines at a Winemaker Dinner at Open Kitchen, USA (2013)

Picture: Annette and Christian Schiller and Steven Kent with Hubert Trimbach at Maison Trimbach in 2014. See: At Maison Trimbach in Alsace with Hubert Trimbach – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Domaine Ostertag, Les Vieilles Vignes de Sylvaner, 2013

Becker Family, Pinot Blanc, Pfalz, Germany, 2013

This is not an Alsatian wine. It is a wine from the Pfalz, the German wine region north of Alsace. Weingut Becker is one of the stars of German red wine. The winery is at the French German border and some of his vineyards are located across the border in Alsace.

Picture: Becker Family, Pinot Blanc, Pfalz, Germany, 2013

Pictures: At Weingut Friedrich Becker with Friedrich Becker sen. and Friedrich Becker jun. See: Wine Tasting at Weingut Friedrich Becker – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Trimbach, Pinot Blanc, 2011

Picture: Trimbach, Pinot Blanc, 2011

Domaine Weinbach, Riesling, 2014

Picture: Domaine Weinbach, Riesling, 2014

Picture: Christian Schiller and the Late Colette Faller at Domaine Weinbach. See: Visiting Colette Faller at Domaine Weinbach in Kaysersberg in Alsace

Pictures: At Domaine Wenbach with Catherine Faller.See: At Domaine Weinbach in Kaysersberg, Alsace, with Catherine Faller: Tasting and Tour – Germany-South Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015), France

Dirler-Cadé, Edelzwicker, Réserve, 2013

Famille Hugel, Gentil, 2014

Picture: Famille Hugel, Gentil, 2014

Picture: Maison Hugel in Riquewihr. See also: Hugel et Fils Wines and the Cuisine des Emotions de Jean Luc Brendel at Riquewihr in Alsace, France

Picture: Felix Meyer of Domaine Meyer-Fonne, Jean Frederic Hugel and Christian Schiller in Seattle. See: 5. Riesling Rendezvous in Seattle, Washington State: Overview

Anne K., Pinot Gris, Schlossberg, Grand Cru, 2014

Picture: Anne K., Pinot Gris, Schlossberg, Grand Cru, 2014

Willm, Gewurztraminer, Réserve, 2014

Picture: Willm, Gewurztraminer, Réserve, 2014

Bye-bye

Picture: Annette Schiller and Chris Pearmund

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Back in the Washington DC Area: Jean Trimbach Presented Maison Trimbach Wines at a Winemaker Dinner at Open Kitchen, USA (2013)

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