Alsace

#NWTW Week 7: An Intro Into Gewurztraminer

Not even sure how to start this.  It seems that Gewurztraminer is the marmite of wines!  I’ve had multiple comments on twitter and the blog telling me they’re either dreading this week or can’t wait to get those corks out.  So this could be a great one to keep your eye on the comments come …

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#NWTW Week 7: An Intro Into Alsace

First time I ever heard of Alsace was back in the history lessons on the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War.  France were granted the areas of Alsace and Lorraine (presumably where the quiche comes from?) as the victors looked to cripple Germany after the war.  But I’ve had a quick look on …

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#NWTW Week 7: Gewurztraminer from Alsace

My pick this week and it’s our first trip to France for the year.  I’ve picked Gewurztraminer from Alsace.  It’s usually a grape more closely associated with Germany, but just over the border in Alsace it grows in a really mixed microclimate. Historically Alsace has flicked back and forth between being German and French, and …

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