ACT – aka Alsace Crus et Terroirs

Alsace Crus et Terroirs, an association founded in 2015 to communicate the message of the extraordinary quality and diversity of Alsace wines

Bring on the Bas-Rhin: Mochel, Mélanie & Co.

Overlook the northerly Bas-Rhin vineyards at your peril: there are some great growers producing fine wines, well worth exploring

Oenothèque Alsace: 10th Anniversary

Sylvaner revisited, what does terroir taste like in the bottle, can top Alsace wines stand up to white Burgundy, are cult wines worth it and related questions: Thierry Meyer’s most recent masterclass/tutored tasting of selected Alsace wines raided from his Oeonothèque.

Millésimes Alsace

For ages I puzzled over the fact that Alsace’s annual Foire aux Vins in Colmar seemed to have remarkably little to do with wine. I remember commenting on this to Etienne Hugel a few years ago. He confirmed, with his trademark grin, that if you wanted to buy a tractor, or a mattress, or a ticket for… Continue reading Millésimes Alsace

Pique Nique chez le Vigneron, Whit Weekend, 2014 edition

In many of France’s wine-growing regions, Whit Weekend (Pentecote in French, Pfingsten in German) is the moment when many of the smaller, independent wine growers sweep out courtyards and cellars, dust off trestle tables and benches and throw open the gates to the public. It’s time for the annual Pique-Nique chez le Vigneron. Loads of… Continue reading Pique Nique chez le Vigneron, Whit Weekend, 2014 edition