Changing Trends in Alsace
What Has Happened to the Classic Dry Style?
Nov 2001 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
About two years ago, I wrote a story for this publication about the trend in Germany towards trocken--dry--wines (see WBM, February 2000). In it, I worried about the preservation of the classic fruity wines, concerned that the rise of trocken wines to compete with dry styles from other, well-reviewed regions would put those marvelously well-balanced fruity wines at risk of extinction.It seems ironically odd now to be concerned about the opposite trend across the Rhine River in Alsace, but t...
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