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Olivier Humbrecht MW

Olivier Humbrecht MW

Became an MW 1989

Based in France

Languages English, French, German

Diplome d'ingenieur en Agriculture (Agric university) 1987. Diplome National d'Oenologie (Oenologie degree) 1987). MW 1989. Worked 18 months Sopexa (Food and Wine from France 1988) in London. Since March 1989 responsible for the Domaine Zind Humbrecht wines and vineyard in Turckheim, Alsace, France.

Industry sector(s): Viticulture, Winemaking, Business owner, Consultant

Wine styles: Natural, Sweet wines, Still white, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Canada, France, Alsace

Market expertise: Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Scandinavia, Canada, South East Asia, South America, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia

Specialisms: Wine species, Wine varieties, Rootstocks and grafting, Life cycle of the vine, Establishment of vineyards, Acquisition of vineyards, Factors affecting grape growing, Cultivation of the vine, Maladies of the vine and their control, Structure and composition of grapes, Harvesting of grapes, Biodynamics, Organic viticulture, Commercial advice on vinyard establishment, Processing of grapes, Fermentation, Stabilisation and clarification, Economics of wine production, Elevage / maturation, Blending, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Bottling, Food and wine pairing, Restaurant wines, Wine and health, Wine labels, Wine laws and regulations, Wine tourism, History of wine