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MW Trips

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Visit to Wine Estate Unterortl Castel Juval #altoadige #mastersofwine

Ah, the Sudtyrol! Easy to imagine winemakers yodeling in the Alps … and as you can see from this picture, the region is incredibly scenic. Yet here’s the important question.  How often have you enjoyed the opportunity of sipping a glass of wine in the very vineyard where the grapes grew? We are here in […]



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Visit to Laimburg Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry #AltoAdige

The @MastersofWine trip to the Laimburg Research institute in Alto Adige kicked off the trip in a major way, mostly due to the excellent presentation made by Dr. Heike Platter of the institute, whose father was a pioneer here when it opened doors in 1975. Until the 1970s, Trentino-Alto Adige was one autonomous region, now […]



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Bordeaux Review For En Primeur

One of the benefits of being a Master of Wine student is an “introductory” trip to Bordeaux, where students have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and learn more about the region. In preparation for En Primeur 2012, I scanned my computer for some old notes from this visit. They are replicated here. Chateau LaGrange […]



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Sudpfalz Connexion

Volker Gies What a treat to visit 5 young winemakers on a recent trip to Germany, arranged by the Masters of Wine and Geisenheim university. Germany is one country that gets very high marks for putting an emphasis not just on young “millennial” age consumers, but also in terms of encouraging young winemakers in their […]



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Weingut Bassermann-Jordan

  During the trip we will be having dinner at this winery, an event called “‘Bistro Freundstück’ Bassermann-Jordan winery is a family dynasty which, together with others, established and greatly influenced quality-based viticulture in Germany for almost 300 years. As scientists, they worked on improving wine-growing methods and consider that they wrote the definitive book […]