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An Evening with Anne-Laure Helfrich & Nicolas Haeffelin

“You’re French is quite good!” exclaims the very attractive and very polite Anne-Laure Helfrich, project manager for her family’s Les Grands Chais de France. Anne-Laure and oenologue/brand manager Nicolas Haeffelin were in Manhattan to showcase their Grand Cru wines, which astonishingly perfectly made. I suppose one can argue that when you own Grand Cru terroir, […]


Comparing Pinot Gris from Alsace & Oregon, and Pinot Grigio from Italy

“I’ve never had a wine that could be altered in so many ways!” said a bewildered friend after blind tasting three different versions of the Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio grape. And it’s true … some might even call Pinot Gris/Grigio the multi-personality wine because of the way it takes on so many different expressions. This is […]