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Thursday 16th April – “Alsace is one of the great, under-appreciated treasures of the wine world.” Jancis Robinson MW POSTPONED

Alsace’s ‘exposed’ location on the border of Germany and France has made the area a ‘tug-of-war’ for centuries.

Alsace Wines

The region has a troubled history, being passed as a trophy of battle from France to Germany, back to France in 1918 and falling into the hands of the Germans in 1940, before being restored to France in 1945.

Today, if you visit the region, you can see how the interventions of these two empires has affected the area through its architecture and the presence of both languages. Germanic grape varieties like Gewürztraminer and Riesling dominate the two French départments, but they are produced in a completely different style.

In terms of characteristics, Alsacian wine is all about aromas; floral and peachy notes are very evident in the glass. These expressions also show brilliant acidity yet offer a rich texture from the moderate alcohol levels (some wines are 14 – 15%). Additionally, the producers in Alsace do not use oak ageing to add spice and richness – instead, they rely on a balance of ripeness and alcohol to enhance the flavour.

I do hope you are able to join us.

Wines to be confirmed.

Thursday 16th April POSTPONED
St James’s Room
18:30 – welcome drink on arrival
19:00 – seated Masterclass to begin
£50.00 per guest

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