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French Wines: The Essential Guide to the Wines and Wine Growing Regions of France .If you want to buy it click on the picture

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Alsace Wine Trail

You will thoroughly enjoy a weekend on the wine trail from Strasbourg to Mulhouse via Colmar. Picturesque villages, lush green landscapes and excellent white wines are waiting just for you...
A brief history
From Roman times to the present day, grape-growing in Alsace has had a turbulent history.

The characteristics
In Alsace it is the grape variety, not the area, which gives its name to the wine. Twelve different varieties account for the region's wines, which are for the most part white.


In the wine-producing areas of Alsace a distinction is drawn between the so-called regional appellation areas and the 'grand cru' areas.


En route!
Following is a list (not intended to be exhaustive) of Alsace 'grands crus', with in each case the name of the nearest commune. The list starts in the north and finishes in the south, so you can easily follow it on the map!


Alsace regions

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