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GROSSI LAÜE, a milestone in our history


"Grossi Laüe (Grosse Lage in German) signifies the finest vineyards in Alsace dialect and represents an equivalent to the German Grosses Gewächs or the Burgundian Grand Cru." 

Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #221

For 3 months, since this Robert Parker reviews came out, the pressure on our family builds up as many fans of our wines are wondering when these wines will become available. 

In just a few months more amazing press coverage has come out, James Suckling devoting an entire guide to the wines of Alsace, with 3 Famille Hugel wines featured in his top 10 (Riesling Grossi Laüe 2010 Nr 8 with 97/100) and last but not least, Bettane+Desseauve awarding Riesling Grossi Laüe 2010 the perfect 20/20 !

Another sign the family moves in the right direction is the attention recently payed to us by some wine trade figures  from respected producers to established merchants. A few weeks ago the family received together Napa Valley auction highest bidder with Opus One CEO together with prominent Bordeaux châteaux accompanied by Berry Bros. & Rudd head buyer. 
We had the good idea to immortalize this visit on a Video with Marc and Etienne commenting the evolutions with reactions and testimonies from our distinguished visitors

It shows better than we would have been able to ever express it ourselves the changes occurring at Famille Hugel. As a result, Berry Bros. & Rudd made an offer of our entire new range of wines to their UK clients with a comment which has made the entire family very proud: "despite having bought large quantities of Alsace wine for both myself and the business, I had never until a few weeks ago set foot in the Hugel winery. For me Hugel had always been a highly regarded producer but one that was more geared for high-quality commercial wines rather than the top-end elite. How wrong I was! "

We have now already received delivery of the elegant 6 bottles cartons and our Domaine Hugel brochure to be inserted in those cartons are with the printer. 

Due to the combination of a small crop in 2010 (the Grossi Laüe launch vintage) and and a more drastic selection of the vineyard plots used, the production of those wines is between half and 1/3rd of typical Jubilee production, whose last vintage will be 2009.   

The production of 2010 Pinot Gris Grossi Laüe is just 3528 bottles, of the 2010 Riesling Grossi Laüe we just made 5292 bottles, slightly larger volumes of 2010 Gewurztraminer Grossi Laüe with 7998 bottles and finally just 3133 bottles of 2010 Pinot Noir Grossi Laüe 

The family will do its best to allocate these wines in the fairest possible way. Feel free to contact our importers for more details on the availability of Grossi Laüe wines in your region


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New photo gallery on Flickr

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Need to do a presentation of our company ? 

Flickr does it, free for all, click here and off we go, slideshow looking very cool


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2012 harvest scenery, gorgeous Video report

Filming organized by the CIVA, weather provided by God, the wines by Hugel, personal concierge service by Etienne and the beauty comes free ;-)

For similar experience, just bring the weather ;-)


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Hugel featured in DISCOVERY MAGAZINE on board Cathay Pacific


Nice story by Patrick Garrett who returns to the places visited by his grandfather in the late 50's. 

Some very nice comments: "Alsatian towns and villages are a joy to behold; romantic, picture-perfect, like something from a fairy tale. The walled town of Riquewihr is often referred to as The Pearl of Alsace. "Here," Grandpa had written, "one walks straight back into the past." For me, Riquewihr was a must-see not only for its historic streets and abundant floral displays but also because it is home to the internationally renowned winemaker Hugel & Fils."

More "Hugel featured in DISCOVERY MAGAZINE on board Cathay Pacific" »


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Interview on Riesling and Rugby, also on Alsace climate change

Kindly taped by Riki at Planet of Grapes in London and posted on drinkslover Facebook page on October 7, the day before my birthday, and before les Bleus' victory on England in the Rugby World cup...

Nice informal chat, on Alsace Riesling, styles and Rugby...


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Vinexpo 2011 live

Many news this year with the launch of the Hugel mobile site
... and a large contingent of young Hugels from the 13th generation, Charlotte and Jean Frédéric together with their cousins Marc André and Christian all present on our stand.
Photos added live as it proceeds...

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Neu - Nuevo - Nieuw website !


Very pleased to announce our new websites auf Deutsch, en español, in Nederlands

Tell your friends !


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QR code to Gary Vay-ner-chuk pick of our 2009 Gentil rated 89


Fantastic  review by Gary Vaynerchuk who picks our 2009 Gentil in his well-priced wines, with an amazing 89 Points

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NBC Today, Hugel Riesling for your Holiday Meal

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


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Hugel website update, moving full into a 2.0 harvest


If all goes to plan, on 25 September next the Hugel web site will present its new face to the world, it was just decided at a working meeting in the offices of Vinternet. This specialist Wine Web Agency has accompanied us ever since our first steps on the web, way back in... 1996. Their expertise also helps us stay closely tuned to the trends of this constantly evolving universe.

Philippe Hugon with his young and competent team will make our site even more interactive, the Web 2.0 which everyone talks about, adapted not only to social networking but also to new tools like
Ipads and smartphones.

Live coverage of the 2010 harvest will be the first highlight on our new web site, so now all we need is for the weather to cooperate over the next few weeks...


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370 years old and Web 2.0

Stay tuned, right on this blog during our harvest, further news as we get nearer the date... probably last days of September


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Some great feedback from Riesling Rendezvous

No more borders through the web, as seen on this nice review published on Indian Wine Academy after the Seattle Riesling Rendezvous

Also nice video interview published on Youtube by Andy Perdue, editor of Wine Press Northwest


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Interview on Graperadio.com and live tasting


Part of the agenda of the few days recently spent in California was an interview in the studio of Graperadio.

Brian Clark - Co-Host, Eric Anderson - Co-Host, Editor and Jay Selman - Producer discuss with Etienne their love for wines, share their experiences, knowledge and passion on all aspects related to the noble grape. A selection of wines were tasted and commented live on the program.

Click Below to Play the Show:
Show #268
(1:17:12 min 55MB)

GrapeRadio is a James Beard Award-Winning Audio and Video Program discussing wine related topics that is broadcast over the Internet.

Its content is also offered to Business and First Class passengers on American Airlines.


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On The Food Schmooze with Faith Middleton on WNPR


One the road to celebrity ? What about being on Faith Middleton's radio show with celebrity chef Thomas Keller ? ... what else ?

Missed the live broadcast ? Listen to FMS' Food Schmooze and write down the recommendations on our wines by Faith Middleton. Gentil and Pinot Gris on the podcast at 00:28:50 or Download this Episode

The following Saturday, our Riesling Jubilee 2004 was served at the French Culinary Institute of New York City an unprecedented evening with the stars of the French culinary stratosphere -- chefs Jacques Pepin, Alain Sailhac, and Andre Soltner.(View the Menu, handpainted by Jacques Pepin!) "word is spreading about this event that the 4 French legends have been asked to do this again for the President of the United States and first lady Michele Obama"

Host of the Faith Middleton Show, on WNPR, Faith Middleton has twice received the "Pulitzer" of broadcast journalism, The Peabody Award.

Thank you Faith and Mark Raymond, our importer's Frederick Wildman New England regional manager 


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The Wine Society coming to Blog age


The Wine Society, long standing UK customer is delighted to announce the launch of its new blog: Society Grapevine but also presence on the new social networks.

Featuring contributions from the buyers, fine wine advisers and others, Society Grapevine will offer members unique insights into our world of wine and the chance to join in... and visit a selection of Alsace wines with the presence of its best growers in London & Lewes on next 1st & 2nd June

Most interesting with the new interactivity is that now, users can also share their own valuable experience on the wines they recommend such as this on The Society's Exhibition Gewurztraminer, 2007

Click here to visit SocietyGrapevine.com


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On Winecast and Twitter Taste LIVE with Binendswine.com


Delighted to report the great buzz created by the live tasting of our wines to took place on August 21st from 7 to 9 PM (EST) on binendswine.com

See a summary of posts here and a selection of pictures from people tasting live with us here. Some participants even put together a whole gastro dinner with the wines, great report on The Wine Conversation and Spittoons.biz blog. Thanks to all.

This live event over the net was announced on Winecast.net a leader in wine podcasting with an interview of Etienne Hugel by host Tim Elliott, a longtime wine lover.

Podcasting is amongst new opportunities that Internet offers to share information with passionate wine enthusiasts. Another innovative webtool will be used to this event: Twitter Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface.

A selection of our wines were offered at favourable prices to most US shipping destinations by binendswine.com but our wines are available in most countries around the World. Feel free to contact our importers for stockists.

Users outside North America, were able to check the local time of this event. Participants from Spain, the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Puerto Rico, China, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Chile, and yes twitterheads from all over the U.S also joined in the fun. 

Blog on !


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Record visitors on our Blog


A somewhat quieter Wednesday enables us to take a moment to thank all the visitors of these pages as well as the many testimonys of encouragements which we have received in the last few days. The very kind comments by Jancis Robinson on her own website is a fantastic encouragement to provide you with even more quality information.
Our full focus remains with the vintage with "both hands in the grapes" and we can reassure you that the updating of this Blog is often done late in the evening just after the last press has been filled.
Since the opening of these pages about our 2007 vintage, the consultations of our site almost doubled as proved by our last statistics. You are currently more than 300 visitors daily.
We cannot tell you how exciting it is to share with you the unfolding of a new vintage. Every day will see more and more signs that it may well be a rather good one. May the good fortune stay with us. Stay with us, more to follow !

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