I swore I would not write a New Year’s eve piece on sparkling wines this year. I mean, it’s not too hard to find advice regarding December 31st’s “must have” wine. Then I got a letter from Greg Lobiondo.
Greg represents the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace (CIVA), essentially the Alsace winemakers association. He thought it would be a great idea (mind you, Greg gets paid to pass along great ideas to guys like me) that I write about Crémant d’Alsace for a New Year’s Eve wine column.
Mmmm…Greg stumbled upon a sizable chink in my armor. I just happen to have a significant soft spot for Crémant d’Alsace, the delicious sparkling wines made in the northeast corner of the French Republic. Greg wasted no time in getting a few samples together for me to try.
I’ve been lucky enough to have spent a fair amount of time in Alsace—one of the absolutely most gorgeous places in the world with unparalleled food and wine quality. I