A visit and tasting at Les 2 Lunes in Wettolsheim and wines to look out for
Making a note to myself to revisit Albert Boxler in Niedermorschwihr soon…
Making decent Crémant d’Alsace takes dedication and years of singleminded practice. Jean-Claude Buecher has what it takes.
Two great places to stay in the vineyards of Alsace, one Haut-Rhin and one Bas-Rhin
A wintry visit to Florian Beck-Hartweg, ‘natural’ winemaker in Dambach-la-Ville
The Trimbach family and their distinctive timbered and turreted property seem so firmly anchored in Ribeauvillé that it’s easy to suppose they must have been here for ever. The celebrated dynasty has indeed been based in Alsace for centuries: the first Jean Trimbach came originally from the eponymous town in Switzerland, arriving at the beginning… Continue reading Maison F. E. Trimbach, Ribeauvillé
The vexed question of sweetness in Alsace wines refuses to lie down – it’s been the subject of vigorous and enlightening discussion in recent French Wine Society forums in connection with the Alsace Masters-Level Program currently running, headed by Thierry Meyer. Here’s the nuts-and-bolts of a piece I wrote for Decanter in 2009. Sadly, the picture hasn’t changed much… Continue reading Alsace Wines: Dry, Sweet or Somewhere in-between?