What is an aesthetic experience, how do you define it, how would you recognise it? To be honest …. I haven’t a clue! Immanuel Kant was one of the first philosophers to have addressed these kinds of questions, and he… Read More ›
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:… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Alsace is a region of France situated on the German border with place names and wine/grape names that sound very Germanic …. Gewurtztraminer, Turckheim, Riquewhir, Kaysersberg …. but Alsace has NEVER been part of Germany, though it has been occupied… Read More ›