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Olivier Humbrecht MW

Olivier Humbrecht MW

Became an MW 1989

Based in France

Nationality French

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.

Current employer: Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production

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

Wine styles: Fine and rare wines, Natural, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Alsace, Canada, France

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

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