Alsace possesses the world's richest variety in white wines with 7 different white wines :
Riesling, triumph of the Alsace vineyars, delicate fruitiness and fine bouquet.
Gewurztraminer, robust, full-bodied, marvalous flavour and bouquet
Pinot Gris, opulent and robust, at its best with the finest cuisine.
Pinot Blanc, well-balanced, supple and racy.
Sylvaner, light, fresh and fruity.
Muscat d'Alsace, dry, an inimitable fresh grape taste.
Edelzwicker, Gentil and Edelzwicker are names for harmonious blends of several white grape varieties. Gentil must contain at least 50% of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and/or Muscat.
Besides those seven white wines we have also the famous “Pinot Noir” d'Alsace , dry red or rosé wine. Its typical fruitiness calls to mind cherry.
To learn more about Alsatian wines, visit http://www.vinsalsace.com/ and http://justaddfood.com/
Wine tasting with L'Union Alsacienne
July 9-11, 2006 : L'Union Alsacienne organized a wine testing at the Fancy Food Fair in New York in collaboration with The Chamber of Commerce from Strasbourg. This fair was the first time in the US for some Alsatian wine makers. By all accounts it was a great success. Many of the participants have already indicated their desire to return in 2007.
April 16, 2005 : A delegation of L'Union Alsacienne took part to the Washington event called “April in Alsace”, which saw 15 wine producers from Alsace offering their wines for tasting at French Embassy.
March 15, 2005 : L'Union Alsacienne organized a wine tasting at restaurant TOUT VA BIEN, 311 W 51 with two wine producers from Pfaffenheim (Frick and Gingliger).
Alsace is as well known for its wine as for its beer. More than half of all beer consumed in France comes from 6 Alsatian breweries:
This quintessentially festive beverage goes just as perfectly with cold meat as with pretzels served before dinner.
Thanks to its bountiful orchards, Alsace has many varieties of schnapps. Mirabelle and quetsche plums are the most common types. These are dry, but generally very fruity spirits. Kirsch (cherry) liqueur can be served alone, but it also goes very well with dessert. Traditionally, Schnapps is offered as a digestif, preferably served in large glasses, to bring out all the subtlety of its flavour.