German Wines: Kuentz-Bas Alsace
It is a fact that many of us enjoy white wine all year long. After all there are so many delightful and versatile white wines from all corners of the Earth. Why limit your choices to red wine? The land of Fairy-tale cottages, adorable half-timbered houses and cobblestoned squares is where one such beautiful wine has its origins. Alsace, in Northeastern France borders Germany. By the end of WWII this area was owned by France although it has retained much of its German heritage particularly the winemaking. Many of the varietals used in Alsatian wines are the same as German wines. Riesling and Gewirtstraminer are two of the more well-known varietals. Wines from Alsace can range from dry to off dry. The off dry wines pair perfectly with spicy cuisine, smoky cheeses and meats, asparagus, cream sauces even hotdogs and of course the local fair, smoked sausages. Alsace might even accompany a hot dog quite nicely. These crisp and vibrant wines are quite versatile and budget friendly.