Drink Alsace - Wines of Pure Expression

Location: TasteLive.com Special Event Channel www.TasteLive.com/tastelive_event

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST


Wines of Alsace, Binny’s & TasteLive Team Up for Drink Alsace: Wines of Pure Expression

Wines of Alsace, Binny’s Beverage Depot & TasteLive are teaming up for Drink Alsace: Wines of Pure Expression on June 28th and June 30th. TasteLive will kick off the festivities on Thursday, June 28th from 4pm to 7pm CT with an Open Forum discussion from 4pm to 6pm and an interactive comprehensive tasting from 6pm to 7pm, all lead by Patrick W Fegan, Director of Chicago Wine School and Wine Columnist for Examiner.com. A panel of regional and national wine and food bloggers will join Patrick from 6pm to 7pm for the comprehensive tasting. Patrick will share his insights about Alsace wines and the region, and field questions posted by guests and panelists throughout the event.

To join the conversation, scroll down to RVSP below. Wines of Alsace’s Twitter hashtag is #alsacechat with the handle @drinkAlsace. You can also join Wines of Alsace on Facebook page at Wines of Alsace USA.

In-Store Tastings @ Binny’s Beverage Depot
The TasteLive interactive tasting is a precursor to Binny’s Beverage Depot storewide complimentary tasting of Alsatian wines at all 28 locations throughout Illinois on Saturday, June 30th from 1pm to 4pm. Along with the tasting, wines will be available for purchase at special prices.

Alsace Wines According to Binny’s
Alsace is one of France’s top white wine regions and is famous for its fresh, aromatic and food-friendly wines. Located on the eastern border of Germany in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, Alsace produces terroir-driven wines of pure fruit expressions from 7 main grape varieties. Unlike other regions in France, the wines of Alsace typically indicate the grape variety on their labels: for example, Alsace Pinot Blanc and Alsace Riesling. When a grape appears on a label, the wines are comprised 100% of that variety. The region also makes high-quality, reasonably priced sparkling wines called Crémant d’Alsace.
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Featured Wines

Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé

The Fürst Pinot Blanc 2010 

Gustave Lorentz Riesling 2009

Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris 2009

Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2008

Featured Blogger Panelists

Ari Bendersky > @aribendersky

David Hammond > @DavidHammond

Minna An > @minNAAN

Eric McMillan > @TheChicagoWino

Douglas Trapasso > @demilove

James McMillan > @WineMizer

Michael Bottigliero > @WCWineGuy


Gwendolyn Alley > @ArtPredator

Kovas Palubinskas > @50StatesOfWine


Tim Elliott > @winecast

Jason Rzutkiewicz > @jasonswineblog

Heather Sperling > @TastingTableCHI