Alsace

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    … as I could, but with only a handful of words, contrived gestures and a phrase book, there is only so much texture you can receive and transmit. Curiously, I felt most at home looking at wine lists. . . Domaine La Douchette Pouilly Fume 2011. Sappy, piercing and green. Quite frontal, herbal and edgy. Vincent Sipp L'Apage Riesling 2012. (Alsace…

    2 readers - By Wino sapien

    Puritan & Co.: Alsatian Wine Advice

    … The wines of Alsace, mainly white and produced from grapes such as Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner and more. As I've said repeatedly before, Alsatian wines are generally not on the radar of the average consumer but they should be. They can often provide excellent value and taste…

    4 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

    Hauller Muenchberg Riesling 2011 (Alsace) - Wine Review

    …Purchased this delicious Grand Cru from a Vintages release last November and opened it last night to celebrate my daughter's 1st birthday. Amazingly, there are still a few bottles kicking around GTA LCBO outlets - get it if you enjoy sweeter wine. HAULLER MUENCHBERG RIESLING 2011 - AC Alsace Grand Cru, France (#360370) (D) - $19.95 Tasting…

    9 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

    Aug. 2 LCBO Wine Picks: California + Alsace + Loire

    … The next LCBO Vintages release will be on shelves across Ontario this Saturday, August 2nd. The major theme of this release is on top wines from California, with an emphasis on Cabs, Zins and Chards. There are two minor themes - one which focuses on white wines from Loire and Alsace, while the second focuses on mostly disappointing Greek wines…

    18 readers - By Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

    2011 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc: Alsatian For The Win

    … whites, including the 2011 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc Tradition ($16). The Maison Kuentz-Bas has a lengthy history, having been first established by the Kuentz family in 1795. One hundred years later, a marriage joined the Kuentz family to the Bas. The winery is located in Husseren-les Châteaux, a town situated at one of the highest points in Alsace…

    6 readers - By The Passionate Foodie

    A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

    … Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you guessed correctly, or checked with the answer below, All four grape…

    16 readers - By MyWinePal

    Crémant d'Alsace

    … of fried chicken and sparkling wine on a breezy summer afternoon, you're really missing out. All four of these are dry and tart, and I was glad to be able to sample two rosés and two blancs. NV Dopff & Irion Rosé Brut Alsace, France 100% Pinot Noir $20, 12% abv. Think of this as raspberry lemonade with little nutty undertones and large…

    1 readers - By Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews

    The Glories of Riesling (Part Two) - Alsace

    … Photo ©Tom Hyland Continuing with my series of posts on Riesling (click here for the last post on Germany), this article will deal solely with Riesling from Alsace. Tucked in a far northeastern corner of France, not far from the border with Germany, Alsace is one of the most northern wine regions in the world, making this an ideal home…

    By Reflections on Wine