11 July 2015

The Wine Route of Alsace

Welcome to Alsace!

Along the "Route des Vins".

The Wine Route, with brother Tom, visiting from Bordeaux.




Wineries everywhere.

Each town looks like a postcard.


 

There's a "wine route" - from Strasbourg to Colmar - which we drove (it would make a great bicycle trip, too-), stopping in various villages where Tom had set up appointments to taste wines. Riesling, Sylvaner, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris - completely different from the wines we'd just enjoyed in Burgundy and Provence. 

 





This is a beautiful corner of France!

 

It feels almost German, and of course, it was part of Germany.
France and Germany seem to hand it back and forth over the course of history.

 

The building style, and even the food feels more German than French. 

Strasbourg - lovelier than I ever knew, even though I lived several hours away - for years. 
With an AMAZING cathedral, illuminated at night.


Tom arranged a number of wine tastings. 
We estimated we tried 49 different wines from Alsace! 




But I loved the buildings, and took dozens of photos, fully intending to draw them all someday-




But first a glass of wine.

Especially good with the local brats and sauerkraut.

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