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Adventures in Alsace

Adventures in Alsace

Cover Image: The village of Niedermorschwihr. Photo Credit: Wines of Alsace. by Shelley Cartland Before my multi-country solo wine tour, my answer to “What is your favorite wine?” was always: “French, anything French.” But to be honest, I only truly knew the most...
What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar

What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar

From the editor: Stephen Sherrill comes to us from the “great wine regions” of Tennessee—as he likes to announce to most visitors at the Academy. Stephen will be interning with the Academy through October. We asked him to chronicle a short series detailing his...
Alsace, the Fairytale

Alsace, the Fairytale

  Creating a map of soils in Alsace is like leaving crumbs to find your way to the grapes planted there. Granite and schist lead to Riesling; deep marl to Gewurztraminer; clay and volcanic hold Pinot gris; sandy, calcareous soils have Muscat; sandy with chalk leads to...

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