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Winery visit is enlightening

Michigan State University Broad College of Business Full-Time MBA Class of 2016 students leveraged opportunities to interact with global companies and enjoy activities during a European study abroad in May. Here, they share what they picked up along the way.

Chateau de Riquewihr Domaines - Dopff & IrionThe village of Riquewihr in the Alsace region of France is ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is also home to the Dopff & Irion Winery.

The winery uses grapes local to the area to create some of the most sought-after wines in the world. The winery has maintained its traditional wine-making values, and only uses the four noble grapes in its wine production.

Dopff & Irion taught us how to taste wine and what to look for in a wine. We learned what the nose of a wine was, and how to check the quality of the wine. Our Dopff & Irion tutor proudly explained to us his distillation process, and why each wine tasted the way it did.

—Adapted from Peter Winland

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