Wine: Alsace ready to flourish

After years of over-regulation, now is the time for France's Alsace region to make its mark, writes Tomás Clancy.

24th March, 2012
The Alsace region of France: not good for fighting in, but good wine-growing terrain. Photo: Getty

The Absolutely Fabulous maxim - that you cannot be too rich or too thin - is also easily applied to beauty. But for the French region of Alsace, its beauty has been a consistent source of trouble.

Its geographical location at the crossroads of Europe means that German, Austrian, Russian and many eastern European goods make their way through it, where the Alps soften out into the Vosges and then swing south and west, on...

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