21st November 2019
Skype wine tasting!
We were delighted to recently welcome winemaker Pierre Dietrich of AchillÃ©e Alsace – via Skype – for a wine talk & tasting to the 12week certificate cookery course students.
Earlier in the year we welcomed Pierre in person when he visited the cookery school and spoke to the students outside in the garden amphitheatre – some photos below.
The Dietrich family have farmed land in Alsace since 1600 and been growing grapes organically since 1999 and biodynamic since 2003. Their winery is a straw bale building in the village of Scherwiller, halfway between Strasbourg and Colmar. AchillÃ©e is the name for yarrow, a plant used in biodynamic farming and one that grows abundantly on the Dietrich familyâ€™s vineyards.
Pierre spoke passionately about farming organically and biodynamically and we tasted some of his wines including AchillÃ©e Alsace white and AchillÃ©e Riesling.