Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style

    Gewurztraminer, Aloha Style A tale of fruity pizza and aromatic Alsatian whites. Posted on September 28, 2014 by Jeff Alexander Rangen vineyard, Zind-Humbrecht This I say with peace and love: Hawaiian pizza – that is, pie with pineapple and ham – will never pass my lips. If it’s your bag, hey, that’s between you and Domino’s.

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