#TWSTaste: Burgundy grapes, Alsace style [7th Nov 2019, 8pm]

Hi everyone!

I’m just off on hols, but I couldn’t leave without announcing our next #twstaste virtual tasting! :smiley: :wine_glass:

#TWSTaste: Burgundy grapes, Alsace style, Thursday 7th November 8-9pm

We’ve picked these two wines from our Alsace 2017 offer, being mailed next week, and is an utter feast of foodie wine delights!

In amongst them are a couple that caught my eye, which I thought would make an intriguing opportunity for one of our tastings… a chardonnay and a pinot noir. Not the first grapes that come to mind for Alsace, but of course the two main grapes of the Burgundy region (which is increasingly tricky to afford…)

RED: Pinot Noir Domaine Paul Ginglinger 2017

WHITE: Chardonnay Vin de France Dopff au Moulin 2017

How to join in

If you’d like to join us and taste these wines together, simply:

  • Buy a bottle each of these two wines and make sure they’re delivered in time for Thursday 7th November, 2019
  • On the day, make sure the wines are chilled/decanted, invite over friends if you like, and you can even cook something to serve alongside it!
  • Then, just before 8pm on the 7th, join us here on The Community, where there’ll be a topic called ‘LIVE #TWSTaste’.

Who’s joining us this time?

  • Yes please!
  • Not for me
  • I’m hoping to make it

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Sorry, can’t make this one - it clashes with my annual real-life wine tasting up in Bath.

Enjoy your holiday @laura!


Oh wow! I would have LOVED to join on this one!.. Unfortunately, I’m not around that evening - delivering a tasting session myself :grimacing:

On the plus side, we’re booked for the WS Alsace growers Walkaround on the 12th of November, so will get my Alsace fix one way or the other…

Looking forward to reading the notes and watching the gifs afterwards! :smiley:

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Are you guessing lucky again or have I just not had the email yet :crazy_face:

A great selection of dry whites, but a bit disappointed in the shortage of Vendanges Tardives wine.

Edit: added a couple of s

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the former… not very difficult

This being a 2016 isn’t on the list but looks tempting (and modestly priced)


Thanks for the link. Ooo, there are some tempting wines to be sure

Bang goes my buying moratorium. Again.

I am just waiting for the Dirler Cade wines to come online… need to put in an order for the Guerilla tasting #4 and the November TWS taste event anyway.

It looks that the wines from the Alsace offer are now up on the website… at least I can see Dirler Cade wines and the Beyer mixed case that was not available this morning.

Just bumping this up now the offer’s live, especially as we’ve now got a discussion going about finding a good alternative inexpensive pinot noir to the Society’s Red Burgundy… could the red we’ll be tasting fit the bill? The tasting note says it’s ‘made like a Burgundy’ according to the winemaker…

so it is fermented grape juice then… :wink:


Yes, a little broad, description-wise maybe… :wink: but who knows? I’ve not tried much Alsace pinot so I’m looking forward to seeing how it compares to similar priced pinots :smiley:

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I have the wines delivered now so looking forward to this together with Guerilla Tasting #4 (shameless plug and another one below) - still time to put in an order for the 4 wines… :slight_smile:

Or 6 wines if the currently shaping Guerilla #5 is also of interest.

Guerrilla tasting #4: Bordeaux blend - France Vs South Africa. 28 November 2019


Right, ive just popped the white in fridge, now to find the red………:roll_eyes:


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