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Wine Country Eats: Alsace, France

Wine Country Eats: Alsace, France

Posted on Apr 26, 2023

The Alsace gastronomic scene is deeply rooted in both its history and location, which have formed its cuisine with a mix of French and German influences. The region has been under the control of both France and Germany throughout its history, and this has resulted in a unique culinary fusion that is both diverse and flavorful.

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No shortage of great restaurants in Alsace.

The region’s traditional dishes such as choucroute (sauerkraut cooked with meat), baeckeoffe (meat and potato stew), and flammekueche (a thin-crust pizza topped with bacon, onions and crème fraiche) are adopted from its German heritage, whereas the French impact is seen more in Alsace’s wine and cheeses.

In addition to these traditional dishes, the region has also embraced modern cuisine, with chefs experimenting with local ingredients to create new and innovative dishes. The region’s restaurants range from traditional Alsatian taverns to Michelin-starred restaurants and offer a wide variety of culinary experiences.

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2009 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Brand

Among Alsace’s very best producers.

Zind-Humbrecht is, in our opinion, (shared by many others among the wine cognoscenti) one of the top wineries in Alsace. And due to its powerful style and the endless energy of its current winemaker, Olivier Humbrecht, it’s also probably the most iconic Alsace winery.

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Domaine Weinbach: Highest Praise

Domaine Weinbach: Highest Praise

Posted on Mar 22, 2023

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Domaine Weinbach

At the base of the imposing Schlossberg (Castle) Hill within the golden heart of Alsace, Domaine Weinbach is a winery named after a small river running through its property that has built a reputation as vast as the ocean for consistently producing some of the very best wines in the region.

Originally a monastery, Domaine Weinbach was built more than 400 years ago by  Capuchin monks who made wine there for a couple of hundred years before being evicted during the French Revolution.

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Marcel Deiss must be one of the most original, fascinating, iconoclastic wineries we have ever been to.

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Domaine Marcel Deiss

And we think they are making some of the best wines in all of Alsace. Domaine Marcel Deiss (pronounced “dice”) was started in Bergheim, Alsace in northern France in 1947 after Marcel Deiss returned home from World War II. His family has been growing wine grapes in Alsace since 1744. Today the winery is in the hands of Marcel’s grandson Jean-Michel Deiss who is in turn assisted by his own son, Matthieu.

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The charming village of Niedermorschwihr.

Approximately 8km from the town of Colmar along the 170km Vins d’Alsace (Alsace Wine Route) lies the town of Niedermorschwihr, a charming village that is home to a small number of wineries surrounded by a stunning tapestry of steep vineyards. There, along the main cobblestone street is where we were introduced to Domaine Justin Boxler, a family winery making wine since 1672 that was the most surprising revelation during our first visit to Alsace.

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