Musings on Wine and Spirits by Louis Marmon

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Alsace Region Produces Some Of France’s Best Wines

July 22, 2004

Alsace makes some terrific wines.

Hot weather calls for cool wines. And some of the best wines to serve this time of the year are the white wines produced in the Alsace region of France. Located on France’s eastern border, the Alsace region has, at various times, been a part of Germany, which explains the “un-French” sounding names of some of the Alsace wine producers. Since the end of World War I, Alsace has remained a part of France and its wines are some of the best made in the country.

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Lighter, Crisper Wines For Summer Dining

July 1, 2004

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Some summer wine suggestions.

Summer is a great time to try different wines. “People move away from the oaky chardonnays and heavy reds when the warm weather arrives,” said Marty Meyrowitz, the owner of The Wine Harvest, “they prefer lighter, crisper whites and fruitier reds.” These types of wines have the acidity to be refreshing and to hold up to summer foods such as salads and barbeques. A large number of inexpensive wines perfect for summer entertaining are made from regions all over the world. In white wines, look for crisp acidity that tastes clean and refreshing. The red wines should be simple, young, and fruity. And be sure to chill both types of wine before serving.

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