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  1. Sad and Strange Times
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    Sad and Strange Times

    How surreal it all feels. As I rewrite this update for the 10th time now, I still don't know what to say. Like all of you I am worried. About family and friends, about suppliers and customers, and about the shape of the future.   Alpine Wines is run mostly from home and a specialised drinks warehouse, no store, and we've...
  2. HORRIBLE WEATHER DEVASTATES VINEYARDS
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    HORRIBLE WEATHER DEVASTATES VINEYARDS

    At the end of April, Loire, Champagne, Burgundy, Neuchâtel and Northern Switzerland, Germany, Graubünden and almost all of Austria were all hit by three nights of freezing temperatures at one of the worst possible times of the year. Worst hit were parts of the French Loire and Austrian Steiermark where losses at the moment near 90%. Many of our producers...
  3. WELL DONE RALPH!
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    WELL DONE RALPH!

    I told you it's all good at Weinhof Waldschütz. After getting a silver medal last year (with his first solo wine, the Grüner Veltliner Brunnthal) this year Ralph wins Gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards with his lovely Riesling Classic. This marks the wine as delicious, distinctive, and excellent value - all of which we knew of course, but it is always nice to have...
  4. NEW SITE LAUNCHED
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    NEW SITE LAUNCHED

    It's taken us a very long time and it's still not 100% finished, but we have finally launched our new site. More content, easier (we hope) search and navigation, more stories, more wines and easier buying. Explore by: winemaker region grape just the wines, thanks! So what do you think? What's missing?
  5. A message from Joelle
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    A message from Joelle

    Nick Dobson Wines was founded at the end of 2002 by Nick Dobson, and in 2012 passed on to me, Joelle Nebbe-Mornod. Most people come to us for the Austrian, Swiss, German and Beaujolais wines, and the Alpine regions are what I grew up in and know best. In order to make our focus clearer we will be renaming ourselves...
  6. MY ATTEMPT AT CREATING A "HUG YOUR FAVOURITE BOTTLE" TREND
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    MY ATTEMPT AT CREATING A "HUG YOUR FAVOURITE BOTTLE" TREND

    I always love the classic Blaufränkisch from the Triebaumers and this year is no exception. I decided to do a silly "hug the bottle" pose, and why not? When it was his turn, though, Robb would not hug the Blaufränkisch Reserve. A few days after his birthday it seems he is too old for this kind of silliness. If I...

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