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Wine Review: Alsace a refuge in France-Germany border war

“The border between France and Germany separates more than just two nations; it is also the sharp line of demarcation between two divergent cultures with different languages and winemaking philosophies.

“There is one place, however, right at the border between the two countries, where the cultures, language and wine philosophy mix, mingle and merge. It is the small enclave called Alsace. The region is located in France but is very German in its nature, philosophy, language and temperament.

“One of the top producers of Alsatian wine is the centuries-old firm Pierre Sparr, where they still follow the grape-growing and winemaking practices of old. Their wines, however, have stood the test of time and now fit into our modern way of life and food preferences.”

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Bennet Bodenstein, January 30, 2015
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Wine Review: Alsace a refuge in France-Germany border war