Alsace: A Mosaic of Soils, at the Crossroads of Empires

Always known for aromatic, floral and unctuous wines, Alsace is a wine lover’s paradise. The answer for this is to be found in the balance of acidity and texture that their wines offer. Alsace has also been a magnet for conflict.
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Sicily – White Wines

Although nothing was more eye-opening that discovering the sheer elegance and depth of Etna nerello mascalese, the Sicilian whites I’ve tasted recently were just as impressive. When I’m serving these at the restaurant to clients who initially mentioned looking for burgundy chardonnay or sauvignon blanc, I feel a sense of gratification that fresh and delicate white wines can be made on the hot island that anyone can appreciate.

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Sicily – An Introduction

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When trying to understand terroir, one make can a few assumption: a Northern wine will have more acidity and freshness whereas as a Southern wine will have more richness, more texture and higher alcohol levels.

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Sicily – Red Grapes

In regards to the red wines of Sicily, the SAQ offers an impressive array of different grapes. I would like to begin by debunking the terms “full-bodied” and “rustic” which are often used when describing these wines.

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