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Palatial Alsace
8 Apr 2013 by Jancis Robinson
The most recent tasting of the Royal Household Wine Committee in the cellars of Buckingham Palace was devoted to Alsace, and was one of the most enjoyable I can remember. These were wines submitted by wine suppliers with a Royal Warrant (Berry Bros, Corney & Barrow and Justerini & Brooks), together with a few other approved wine merchants such as Lea & Sandeman, Tanners of Shrewsbury and Walker Wodehouse Wines. Wines were, as usual, tasted blind and in three groups: Rieslings, Gewzurztraminers (a particularly impressive selection) and a mixture of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and, unknown to us, Zind Humbrecht's Chardonnay. This...

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