Above: L’un des Sens in Colmar, France

The wines of Alsace go in and out of fashion, but they remain some of the world’s finest. Fans of German Riesling will find much to love here, and Gewürztraminer reaches its peak in Alsace. The region’s one red, Pinot Noir, also deserves attention. Alsace’s Pinots have become richer and more deeply colored over the years. In contrast to the almost voluptuous Pinots coming out of Oregon these days and the earthy, serious wines produced by Burgundy, Alsace’s Pinots tend to be brighter and more minerally.

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