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We Asked Four Sommeliers: Why Do You Reach for Wines From Alsace?

We Asked Four Sommeliers: Why Do You Reach for Wines From Alsace?

When French wine comes to mind, for most we immediately are transfixed by the regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, or even Champagne. These wines of high value (with even higher price tags) have been revered for their storied pasts and inimitable character. But for those looking for an adventure unlike any other, tucked away in the […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Riesling from Alsace

An Illustrated Guide to Riesling from Alsace

Those who think of Riesling as light, delicate, and sweet have probably never experienced the Rieslings of Alsace. A sunny, dry region located on France’s border with Germany, Alsace is known for white wines. Its Rieslings often marry the opulence of all that sunshine with taut acidity and intense minerality. While some Alsatian Rieslings have […]

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Review: Trimbach Gewürztraminer 2013

Review: Trimbach Gewürztraminer 2013

We know what you’re thinking: What the heck is Gewürztraminer,  anyway, and how in God’s name do you pronounce it? Gewürztraminer, pronounced Geh-vurtz-trah-meen-ur, is a highly aromatic white grape varietal that predominantly thrives in cooler regions. The grape has pink skin and is naturally high in sugar, which gives the wines their signature lychee and […]

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