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by Fred McMillin
for October 24, 1997
Winery of the WeekTrimbach, a Chip Off the Old Block
Their winery was founded in 1626. Their reputation was secured in 1898 when they dominated the awards at a major Brussels wine show. Their current leadership is explained by critic Roger Feuilly: "These aristocrats of the vineyard plainly prefer elegance and finesse to high yields and corner-cutting. Anything with the Trimbach signature on the label will be a pleaure to drink."
Just The Facts
Postscript: Few have appreciated Alsatian wine more than Johann von Manersheid, Bishop of Strasbourg, 1590. He founded a club for the religious elite called "Vom Horn," the contents of which had to be emptied at a single draught. How much wine was in the horn? One gallon!
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