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Etienne Hugel, Champion Of Alsatian Wine, Passes Away At Age 57

April 11, 2016

Etienne Hugel, the dynamic commercial director for Famille Hugel and a charismatic ambassador for Alsatian wine, died on April 8, according to members of his family. He was 57. Along with his two brothers, Jean-Philippe and Marc, Etienne steered his family’s wine firm for nearly 20 years. He oversaw the business side of the company, but also was its public face, crisscrossing the globe to educate consumers, sommeliers and retailers on his wines and Alsatian wines as a whole. Tireless, funny and personable, with a love for wine, he charmed almost everyone he met. Wine Spectator has more on Hugel’s life.

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