Alsace

Alsace (French: Alsace [al.zas] ; Alsatian: ’s Elsass [ˈɛlsɑs]; German: Elsass, pre-1996: Elsaß [ˈɛlzas] ; Latin: Alsatia) is the fifth-smallest of the 27 regions of France in land area (8,280 km2), and the smallest in metropolitan France. It is also the seventh-most densely populated region in France and third most densely populated region in metropolitan France, with ca. 220 inhabitants per km2 (total population in 2006: 1,815,488; 1 January 2008 estimate: 1,836,000).Alsace is located on France's eastern border and on the west bank of the upper Rhine adjacent to Germany and Switzerland.
Posts about Alsace
    • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Syrah- 5 readers -
    • Michel Jacob’s Le Crocodile Celebrates 30 Years

      Rob Feenie and one-time mentor Michel Jacob (courtesy le Crocodile) It’s a fact of life. People just have to ask me: “What’s your favourite restaurant?” It’s always tough to answer because, as a rule, I don’t play favourites. “It depends,” I’ll say … Chances are it might be the ‘flavour of the month:’ the place that’s just left a ‘lasting’ impression. Or, there may be a few.

      Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.com- 3 readers -
    • It’s all about that CLORPT

      It’s all about that CLORPT . It happened again. All I really wanted to do was to get a quick, google-assisted definition of the word “colluvial.” I had read somewhere (the particular book, magazine, or webpage long since totally forgotten) that many of the soils in Alsace were colluvial. Colluvial soils, it turns out, are made up of materials that tend to accumulate at the ...

      The Bubbly Professor- 5 readers -
  • Top 15 under-$25 wines of 2014

    … and Santorini in Greece, Montilla Moriles from Spain and Alsace, France. These 15 wines are (almost all) culled from VINTAGES releases. I tasted countless other terrific under-$25 examples in 2014; local, parochial, from beyond Ontario’s borders and abroad. For the purposes of what the Ontario consumer needs to know and for what serves them best…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Riesling Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • WES NI: Belfast wine tastings update

    A couple of new dates have been added to next year's Wine Education Service NI calendar; and, as a reminder (they make great gifts too - we can send a voucher!), here's the complete list of scheduled events so far with an updated Paypal button at the bottom: 'Essential Wine Tasting' 5-week course Wednesday evenings 28 January to 25 February 2015 £125 including course manual, all wines for tastin.

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 4 readers -
  • 2011 Albert Mann Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes  You won’t come...

    … 2011 Albert Mann Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes You won’t come across Auxerrois too often unless you’re exploring a lot of Alsatian wines. This one’s got a restrained nose of lemon, Golden Delicious apple, white flowers, and a light green note. Sweet lemon rind, apple, sweet apricots, and florals on the palate with almost a hint of sweetness. 3/5…

    Shiba Sommelier- 3 readers -
  • CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE!

    … (Franciacorta, Italy) $30.00 Benoit Lahaye NV “Naturessence” Brut (Champagne, France) $70.00 Jean Bourdy NV Crémant du Jura Brut (Jura, France) $22.50 Mader NV Crémant d’Alsace Brut (Alsace, France) $22.00 Marguet NV Brut Rosé (Champagne, France) $55.00 Tagged as: champagne, e & r wine shop, wine tastings in portland …

    Portland Oregon Wine- 3 readers -
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  • East Coast Wineries

    … recommendations and I hope you will enjoy them as well. For more wine related items, you can just search my blog posts for the past year. Favorite Wines Analysis: In my three prior Top Ten Wine lists, I mentioned a total of 42 wines, which included wines from 12 different countries. At the top was France, with 10 wines, four of them from the Alsace…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 3 readers -
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  • Sparkling Wines for The Holidays

    … that’s hard to come by on the west coast. From France Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé NV (Alsace, France) Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir 12% abv ~ $20 (media sample) This has been one of my favorite go-to bubblies since I can remember. It never fails to impress, you can find it nearly everywhere, and is priced just right. Elegant strawberry…

    Vindulge- 3 readers -
  • How can a wine be DRY??

    … residual sugar levels. Riesling’s home is Germany and Alsace but there are many fine examples in BC; Gehringer Brothers (they make 5 different Rieslings at various sugar levels), Tantalus, 8th Generation, and Wild Goose all spring to mind. Chenin Blanc is rarer here but it be made brilliantly at all sugar levels in the Loire Valley and in South Africa…

    Wine Country BC- 3 readers -
  • 2014: Favorite Wine-Related Items

    … recommendations and I hope you will enjoy them as well. For more wine related items, you can just search my blog posts for the past year. Favorite Wines Analysis: In my three prior Top Ten Wine lists, I mentioned a total of 42 wines, which included wines from 12 different countries. At the top was France, with 10 wines, four of them from the Alsace…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Raffaldini Vineyards - Great Italian Wines from North Carolina

    … originates from the Aeneid, Virgil’s most famous work. Born in 70 BC during the reign of Julius Caesar, Virgil is best known as the author of this epic poem that links the birth of Rome to the Trojan War. Nestled near the Yadkin River and Blue Ridge Mountains, the rolling hills and gentle slopes of the Raffaldini vineyard (established in 2002) are blessed…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 4 readers -
  • It was Josmeyer’s imagination

    … three days after tasting through a flight of seven wines with Christophe at the Millésimes Alsace, the professional trade fair for the region. Related – In a Grand Cru state of mind Domaine Josmeyer is the present day incarnation of a business begun by patriarch Aloyse Meyer. He was succeeded in 1933 by son Joseph who then further developed…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Riesling- 2 readers -
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