With a resounding ‘Bonjour’ on Thursday afternoon, Jean Trimbach introduced himself to the students of the 12-week cookery course. With great pleasure, we welcomed back Jean Trmbach to Ballymaloe on Thursday 1st July, and the students had a truly memorable introduction to the wines of Alsace and Mason F.E. Trimbach.
Jean spoke about the unique ‘micro-climate’ that Alsace enjoys – Colmar, the ‘wine capital’ of Alsace is the second driest town in France (the driest is Montpellier, 10ookm away in the South-West of France), its varied and important history, its great food culture and amazing restaurants, and of course, the great wines that are made in this amazing wine region.
Jean gave a tutored tasting of three of his wines, a Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. What a treat for the students, and the wines showed really well.
Afterwards, Jean Trimbach also gave a talk and tasting at The Grainstore at Ballymaloe, and our sincere thanks once again to Jean Trimbach for taking the time to visit Ballymaloe.
A special thanks also to Mark O’Connor and all at Gilbey’s Wine Merchants for organising this visit.