Gewürztraminer wine

Weekend wine: Lafken Gewürztraminer 2015

Weekend wine: Lafken Gewürztraminer 2015

“If you want your wine all polite and well-mannered, you shouldn’t really be drinking Gewürztraminer at all. The magic of Gewürztraminer only really shines out when its sumptuous, exotic perfumes make your head spin and your thoughts go giddy with desire.” I couldn’t agree more with this quote from Oz Clarke*. These days if…

Tasting French wine – fruity white Alsace wines

Tasting French wine – fruity white Alsace wines

You know how you build pictures of places you’ve read about but never seen? Well, when I think of Alsace and sniff the pure fruity aromas of its wines, I visualize a Sound of Music type of landscape, all green mountain meadows and blue skies, maybe even Julie Andrews skipping among the vines. I expect…