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A Cheap Person’s Guide to Fancy French Wine

A Cheap Person’s Guide to Fancy French Wine

"We all want to drink like we’ve got Zuckerberg money. But the truth is, expensive wine doesn’t even taste as good as we think it does. According to science, we should be paying less attention to the price of each bottle, and more attention to what’s on the label. "Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood Master Sommelier not only knows how to read a wine label—he or she can tell the difference between good stuff and total plonk. And as the guy or gal buying wine for your favorite restaurant or retail store, an M.S. also knows a thing or two about value. So I’ve asked four...
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Ethan Fixell, January 8, 2018
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A Global Guide To Cool Sparkling Wines For The Holiday Season

A Global Guide To Cool Sparkling Wines For The Holiday Season

"Demand for bubbly is at an all-time high and this is reflected in the rise of sparkling production across the globe... "FRANCE--Pierre Sparr Crémant d'Alsace, Reserve Brut Rosé: Crémant from France’s Alsace region is one of the best-priced gems in the winemaking world—delivering complexity and finesse for roughly $20 a bottle or less. This is one of my favorites for its red raspberry-cherry-strawberry palate and creamy texture. Average price, $19.99" To read the full article, click here.
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Katie Kelly Bell, December 11, 2017
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Dynamic wines for a dynamic chicken salad lunch

Dynamic wines for a dynamic chicken salad lunch

"Curry is complex, and any wine meant to stand up to it has to be dynamic in its own right — especially in an instance like this, where spice and sweetness come together. Here are three bottles up to the task: a white from Greece, a white from France and an “orange” from Italy... "2015 Maison Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris, Alsace, France: Subtle sweetness in a white can enhance the sweet and spicy elements of a curried dish. This wine has honey and apricot flavors balanced by razor-sharp acidity. The salad’s ginger and apple will pop with each sip, while the...
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Michael Austin, October 25, 2017
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Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Wines

Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Wines

“As a sommelier at Woodberry Kitchen and wine buyer at Grand Cru, Jack Wells often gets called upon to bring wine to holiday gatherings with his friends and family. In the early days, he’d often reach for personal favorites—obscure and interesting bottles, like orange wines, Pet-Nat, reds from Jura and whites from Juraçon. Then his family started dropping hints that the bottles he loved might not be ideal for a crowd. ‘I began to realize that my geeky-ness wasn’t making people more interested in wine,’ he says. ‘It was too much too fast.’ “Regardless of your knowledge of wine, the...
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Emma Janzen, December 7, 2016
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Pierre Sparr – The Wines of Alsace (Part One)

Pierre Sparr – The Wines of Alsace (Part One)

I love the white wines of Alsace; I honestly believe that this may be the greatest wine region in the world. I say that, partly as I adore Gewurztraminer, one of the region's best wines, but I'm also such a big advocate, thanks to the overall quality of the other famous whites from here, especially Pinot Gris and Riesling. I'm referring to the dry versions of these wines, and then there are the amazing vendange tardives, late harvest wines that offer outstanding complexity and can age for decades. I've tasted a lot of Alsatian wines from small and mid-sized family...
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Tom Hyland, November 10, 2015
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Good Wine: Matching Alsatian cuisine with Pierre Sparr wines

Good Wine: Matching Alsatian cuisine with Pierre Sparr wines

"As dining moves indoors, a meal's star attraction shifts from the surrounding backyard, deck or park to the food itself. "To translate your standard dishes with international flavors, look to the food and wine of Alsace, France. "Bone-dry and minerally with racy acidity and delicate nutty accents, reminding this palate that elegance in bubbly is not limited to Champagne. Serve as a revivifying aperitif to tickle the palate and signal the tummy 'Food is on its way,' specifically charcuterie (or a U.S. interpretation: cold cuts), Salade Alsacienne (Chef's Salad), Tarte à l'oignon (onion pizza) and international tapas.   "Alsace, located...
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Mary Ross, October 20, 2015
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Taste of Alsace

Taste of Alsace

“Pierre Sparr was founded in 1680—that’s right!—and is located in the heart of the Haut-Rhin district, considered the finest in Alsace. Alsace has been celebrated for its lovely, dry white wines for centuries. Pierre Sparr follows a 300-year-old tradition of making wines that are aromatic, elegant, clean and vibrant. “Patrick Aledo - GM Pierre Sparr Patrick Aledo, general manager of Pierre Sparr in Alsace, France, visited Atlanta, Ga., on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. We met for lunch and wine tasting at Canoe restaurant along the picturesque banks of the Chattahoochee River. “We produce all our wines in a food friendly...
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Hope S. Philbrick, September 24, 2015
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Wine Review: Alsace a refuge in France-Germany border war

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...
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Bennet Bodenstein, January 30, 2015
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Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving

Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving

"Pair this [Pierre Sparr Cremant d'Alsace] Rose (made with 100 percent Pinot Noir) with any savory fruit side dish you make -- you can't go wrong with matching this with cranberry orange relish or a cranberry sauce with pecans."
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November 21, 2013
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Value Brands of the Year

Value Brands of the Year

“Commit these names to memory and you’ll never be at a loss for a well-priced bottle of wine. These are the brands that regularly turn out excellent wines for $18 or less, the ones that you can trust when every dollar counts. To find them, we looked at all the 12,000-some wines we tasted over the past year and selected out the brands with the most high-scoring wines in this price range. “Pierre Sparr makes an array of Alsace whites that will rise to the occasion. They’ve been growing vines in Sigolsheim for 300 years, and work with a community...
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June 2013
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