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.
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    • Washington, Oregon wines shine in big California judging

      Mike Dunne, wine columnist for The Sacramento Bee, evaluates wines during Friday’s sweepstakes round at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in Cloverdale, Calif. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CLOVERDALE, Calif. – Nine wines from Washington and Oregon earned best-of-class distinction at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is the largest j ...

      Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Franc- 9 readers -
    • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For January 19, 2015

      So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines.

      1 Wine Dudein Syrah Riesling- 11 readers -
  • Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 153: France vs Italy

    …... Related Tags: 2012, 2013, Alsace, Alto Adige, Curry Soup, Elena Walch, Food and Wine, Gewurztraminer, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Video, Willm, Wine, Wine Tasting This entry was posted on January 24, 2015 at 7:39 am and is filed under Food and Wine, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

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  • Seven compelling picks from VINTAGES for January 24

    Potato Pancakes Today I will go out and taste another set of wines, graciously if institutionally laid out by our hosts at the LCBO. The challenge in assessment will be, as always, in the unearthing of the gems from within the larger group. There are always great wines to discover. That is the joy. Two weeks ago I did the same.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 5 readers -
  • LCBO Wine Picks: Spain + Chile + Argentina

    … World Sauvignon Blanc, check out the Pouilly Fumé from Loire. For those that prefer sweeter wines, take a look at the Riesling from Alsace, or the even more sweeter Ontario Riesling or Alsatian Pinot Gris. Enjoy my wine recommendations for this week. Cheers! Red Wine: AVONDALE JONTY’S DUCKS PEKIN RED 2011 - WO Paarl, South Africa (#383547) (XD…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 6 readers -
  • Kicking 2015 off with wine events

    …. Brutocao, Campovida, and Milano Family Winery often have something going on for visitors during second Saturday in Hopland as well. For more information, visit Jan. 16-25 – Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Fest >> Dungeness crab. Wine. Beer. Okay, you had me a Dungeness crab and wine. Wineries along Hwy. 128…

    John Cesano/ John on Wine- 5 readers -
  • Two at Weimax Wines not to miss

    …. 90 Points. Delicious Spanish red blend Domaine Fernand Engel Pinot Blanc 2012 – $12.99 Have you tried a Pinot Blanc from Alsace? This one is truly delicious and at a very nice price point for a wine from the famed Alsatian region of France. This Pinot Blanc is all about fresh fruit, as in apple and peach. What a lovely aroma! In the mouth…

    Wine Values and Bargainsin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • VILLA BELLANGELO WINES (Finger Lakes, New York)

    … The Seneca Lake Vineyard This piece about 3"x3"x1/4" As Chateaubriand and Filet Mignon are similar, they are also different: Bellangelo’s Gewurztraminer is similar to Alsace, and its Rieslings are similar to those of the Mosel region of Germany - similar but so appreciably different. Any lover of wine who professes an appreciation of terroir is self…

    Wine Mizerin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • Mendocino Wines, Whales and Wonderful Crab

    … Festival in Anderson Valley. Taste Alsace style white wines from around the world, including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Muscat, and enjoy them with foods perfectly suited for aromatic whites including Tomales Bay oysters, Tart Flambee and more. Little River Inn’s Executive Chef Marc Dym will be one the Chef’s participating…

    Wine Oh TV- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Week; 2012 Castello di Amorosa Pinot Bianco

    … as California. My tasting notes follow: Pale yellow green color with melon, subtle pineapple, apricot, and citrus aromas. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied, dry and clean with vibrant acidity, and melon, pineapple, lemon, orange rind, apricot and bit of spice baking spice flavors Lingering finish. 13.9% alcohol Rating: A-; This is a wonderful wine…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 12 readers -

    … which had bothered to import proper cylindrical oak cuves from Alsace, which they spent years curing with neutral wine before they trusted with their best Riesling. I suspect this wine has a touch of that business. But there's not a trace of wood. Frankland Estate Netley Road Vineyard Riesling 2014 $30; 13% alcohol; screw cap; 90 points Right from…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 4 readers -
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