Tag: Alsace

Melanie Pfister, Domaine Pfister, Alsace

Alsace Pinot Gris is finally dry

Alsace wines are becoming drier and drier. At least that was the impression we had on our recent Alsace tour. And that is very positive. In addition, it is easier to know if the wines

What is new in Alsace? 24 producers and a blind tasting

Twenty-four producers in Alsace presented their new vintages in Stockholm. BKWine Magazine’s Carl-Erik Kanne reports. Once a year in Sweden the communication firm Sopexa organizes a tasting of wines from Alsace. This year, it was

A back label showing sweet-dry scale, Alsace

Favourites and trends in Alsace

Something new happening in Alsace? Yes, is my answer to that question after my visit to the annual wine fair in Stockholm arranged by Vins d’Alsace in cooperation with Sopexa. 28 exhibitors / producers, both

Alsace – both sunshine and excellent wines

Alsace is almost unique among French wine regions in that it systematically prominently promotes the grape variety of the wine on the label, long before it became fashionable to do so. It is also, although

A narrow street in Eguisheim, Alsace

Alsace – a mixture of French and German?

Fifty kilometres and the Rhine River separate Alsace from Germany. Just like in Germany the white wines dominate here, and just as in Germany it is riesling that is the iconic grape. Perhaps this is

Alsace – dry or sweet?

We have probably all experienced a bottle of wine from Alsace that did not go well with the food we served. The reason being, for the most part, that the wine was sweeter than we

Protest party in Alsace

10 or 12 producers in Alsace recently formed a group called Groupe Transverse Alsace 2015. The group believes that the wine industry in Alsace needs to be reformed. The members are well known producers such

Alsace, why don’t we see more of it in France?

They make wonderful wines in Alsace and the landscape is wonderfully beautiful. It has long been a popular wine region in Sweden (at least as long as I lived there) and in other countries but

Geographical indications for AOC Alsace

INAO (Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité), the authority that controls all the French appellations, has recently approved two additional geographical add-ons for AOC Alsace. The two lucky ones are AOC Alsace Bergheim

Sweet things from Alsace

You probably had at least one sweet wine during the Christmas festivities. Here are some more suggestions for sweet wines even if the end-of-the-year party is over. Maybe with a cheese, the Christmas pudding or

Sweet wines from Alsace

On sweet and semi-sweet wines from Alsace During Christmas and New Year there are often many opportunities to drink a sweet or semi-sweet wine. They go, for instance, extraordinarily well with foie gras and blue

Vandals destroy a GM vine test plantation in Alsace

A group of around 60 vandals broke during the night of august 15 into an experimental plantation created by the French agricultural research institute (INRA) in Alsace. The tore up and destroyed 70 vines that

Melanie Pfister, Domaine Pfister, Alsace

Domaine Pfister, Alsace – BKWine Pick

Mélanie Pfister started to work with her father at the family domaine in Dahlenheim in northern Alsace in 2006. She is an oenologist with diplomas from the wine universities in Bordeaux and Dijon. She has

Melanie Pfister, Domaine Pfister, Alsace

Alsace Pinot Gris is finally dry

Alsace wines are becoming drier and drier. At least that was the impression we had on our recent Alsace tour. And that is very positive.

A back label showing sweet-dry scale, Alsace

Favourites and trends in Alsace

Something new happening in Alsace? Yes, is my answer to that question after my visit to the annual wine fair in Stockholm arranged by Vins

Alsace – dry or sweet?

We have probably all experienced a bottle of wine from Alsace that did not go well with the food we served. The reason being, for

Protest party in Alsace

10 or 12 producers in Alsace recently formed a group called Groupe Transverse Alsace 2015. The group believes that the wine industry in Alsace needs

Geographical indications for AOC Alsace

INAO (Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité), the authority that controls all the French appellations, has recently approved two additional geographical add-ons for

Sweet things from Alsace

You probably had at least one sweet wine during the Christmas festivities. Here are some more suggestions for sweet wines even if the end-of-the-year party

Sweet wines from Alsace

On sweet and semi-sweet wines from Alsace During Christmas and New Year there are often many opportunities to drink a sweet or semi-sweet wine. They

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