Alsace is a wine region that has everything; stunning architecture, hearty food, more Michelin starred restaurants than any other part of France .... and great wines too. In his book, Floyd Uncorked, the ubiquitous Keith Floyd says of the region: "Alsace is always one of the most magical parts of France to visit. On a … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #2 Alsace
I’m a really big fan of Wine Cooperatives; wine tasting which is relaxed, in a friendly and professional atmosphere, unpressurised, always in English, and always free. I’ve written about them before (In praise of Wine Cooperatives) with some of my favourites being in Beaune, Buxy/Montagny, Bourgueil, Montbazillac, Turckheim, Chablis, and ...... Ribeauvillé. "The vineyards of … Continue reading Wine tasting at France’s oldest wine cooperative
I suppose I make very few posts with very little to say, but this is one such post! Architecture in Alsace, Germanic influence, half timbered, red clay fillings and tiles ........ nuff said!
Is there any finer place than the Alsace region of France for food, wine and architecture? Wine tasting is a delight with friendly Cooperatives in Turckheim and Ribeauville, family domaines in towns and villages surrounded by the vines, and bars and restaurants selling the local wines by the glass, carafe and bottle often with the … Continue reading Alsace, a foodie photographer’s dream, a nibbler’s nightmare!
I have to admit, Alsace wines are not my favourite...... I can appreciate a great wine but I don’t necessarily have to like it! But I DO like Alsace the region, especially the strip between Ribeauville and Turckheim and this was our third holiday here. Wines play a big part of daily life here however: … Continue reading Wines 101 #2 Did I really put a Gewürztraminer on my Bucket List?