Alsace Rocks - New Zealand Rolls


Vins d’Alsace and New Zealand Winegrowers have teamed up for a unique collaboration to showcase the diversity of aromatic wines produced in the respective regions. Watch the recording to hear Masters of Wine Anne Krebiehl and Rebecca Gibb host a fascinating discussion and exploration of each region. The session is not about comparing, but rather showcasing a small selection of the stunning wines being produced in each region - France where the wines are highly individual and distinctive, and New Zealand, a youthful wine industry which produces only 1% of the world’s wine, but has an international presence and reputation that far exceeds that, due to its diversity, world-leading focus on sustainability, and of course its distinctly New Zealand expression in the glass.

Alsace Rocks - New Zealand Rolls Presentation

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Alsace Rocks - New Zealand Rolls Catalogue

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To help tell the story of these wine styles, Anne and Rebecca selected the following wines to taste in pairs

  • Te Whare Ra Toru 2022, Marlborough
  • Domaine Marcel Deiss Berckem 2018
  • Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris 2020, Central Otago
  • Domaine Zind Humbrecht Heimbourg Pinot Gris 2017
  • Greystone Riesling 2019, North Canterbury
  • Domaine Weinbach Grand Cru Schlossberg Riesling 2018
  • Misha’s Vineyard ‘The Gallery’ Gewurztraminer 2021, Central Otago
  • Domaine Bott-Geyl Sonnenglanz Gewurztraminer 2015
  • Muré Cuvée V Pinot Noir 2020
  • Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2020, Wairarapa
  • Domaine Albert Mann Famille Barthelmé Grand P Pinot Noir 2020
  • Pegasus Bay Muscat 2018, North Canterbury



Anne Krebiehl MW
Anne Krebiehl MW, German-born but London-based, is a widely published freelance wine writer. In January 2023 she became editor for Germany, Alsace and Austria for In June 2021, she launched Falstaff Magazine in the UK and was its editor-in-chief until its merger with another title. Prior to that she was the contributing editor for Austria, Alsace, Burgundy and England for US Wine Enthusiast Magazine. She writes for The World of Fine Wine, Decanter and She lectures, particularly on German wine, judges international wine competitions and is a panel chair at the International Wine Challenge. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2010 and was admitted to the Institute of Masters of Wine in September 2014. She loves high-acid wines and her work often focuses on Pinot Noir, Riesling and traditional method sparkling wines. She has harvested and helped to make wine in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. Her first book, The Wines of Germany, published in Infinite Ideas’ Classic Wine Library, appeared in September 2019 and won the Domaine Faiveley International Wine Book of The Year 2020 award at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards. In her own time, Anne loves to swim, garden and entertain.


Rebecca Gibb MW
Rebecca Gibb MW is the author of The Wines of New Zealand (2018) and Vintage Crime (publish date 10 October 2023). She reviews New Zealand and Loire Valley wines for Vinous Media, owns wine jigsaw business Puzzle Cru and teaches WSET. A former winner of the UK’s Young Wine Writer of the Year and the inaugural Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year, Rebecca became a Master of Wine in 2015. In a record class of 24 graduates, she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Madame Bollinger medal in recognition of her outstanding tasting ability. Having lived in New Zealand for six years (2010-2016), Rebecca returned to England, where she lives in the Lake District with her Kiwi husband and son.
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