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First Millésimes Alsace DigiTasting®

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace present a new hybrid event.

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace/Wines of Alsace Board (CIVA) will for the first time present its bi-annual Millésimes Alsace as a hybrid in-person/virtual event entitled the Millésimes Alsace DigiTasting® on June 7-9, 2021. This expansive program will provide wine professionals around the world the opportunity to explore the full experience of Alsace wines from their homes or offices.

As with all major wine fairs and tastings scheduled for 2020, Millésimes Alsace was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As wine organizations grapple with supporting their members and presenting the new releases, virtual events, held one time or in a series, have popped up as a tasting event pivot. Millésimes Alsace DigiTasting® is one of the greatest efforts of its kind, featuring 100 producers and on-demand sampling kits.

Visitors can search and select wines to taste from among the 100 wineries and 400 wines using filters including wine name, color, sweetness level, vintage, grape variety, appellation, and distribution importer, environmental practices, etc. Visitors will also be able to chat virtually with any producer, even if they did not order a tasting kit. You may order tasting kits until May 2, 2021.

To learn more about this program and to register, visit www.millesimes-alsace.com.

Alsace wines tasting kit.
Photo courtesy of The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace/Wines of Alsace Board (CIVA)

Melanie Young writes and hosts the weekly national radio shows, The Connected Table Live, featuring conversations with global thought leaders in wine, food, spirits, and hospitality (one of Feedspot’s Top Food & Drink Podcasts to listen to in 2021) and Fearless Fabulous You!, a lifestyle show for and about women (both on iHeart and more than 30 other podcast platforms). She has contributed articles on wine, spirits, food, and culinary travel to Wine Enthusiast, Seven Fifty Daily Wine4Food, The Epoch Times, and Jewish Week. Melanie is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Wine of the Vine & Spirits, and Wine Media Guild and a frequent event speaker and moderator on wine, entrepreneurship, and career reinvention. She formerly ran an eponymous marketing and culinary-events agency. She consulted for numerous global wine trade organizations and served as director of the James Beard Foundation Awards, which she helped create. She is the author of two award-winning books on health: “Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer” and “Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms.” www.theconnectedtable.com www.melanieyoung.com

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