Auberge du Cheval Blanc, Westhalten

A new (to me) restaurant in the Alsace winelands, worth discovering

Pinot Noir from Alsace

If you think Alsace makes only white wine, think again: Pinot Noir is making waves too…

Millésimes Alsace

Ça bouge en Alsace…Alsace’s finest wines are taking their place once more amongst the world’s finest whites. If you’ve missed out on this ongoing transformation, it could be time for a revisit

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

Alsace Wine & Food Lover’s Guide

My personal Top Ten restaurants for Alsace food and wine travellers

Favourite Holiday Wines (sparklers and still whites)

Before slinking off to the bottle bank with the evidence of our Christmas excesses, I had fun fishing bottles out of the wheelie bin, reliving the memories of the ones we especially relished and which we’ll buy again if the opportunity arises – and making a a mental note of which ones not to bother… Continue reading Favourite Holiday Wines (sparklers and still whites)