History of Wines from Alsace

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History of Wines from Alsace

History of Wines

Alsace is the fifth-smallest of the 27 regions of France; it is located between Vosges mountain range and the border of Germany. This region has been passed between France and Germany four times during 75 years. Alsace has a semi-continental climate since it is quite cold and dry in the winters and hot during the summers. There is little precipitation due to the protecting Vosges Mountains in the west. Colmar, the second driest city in France is commonly a sunny microclimate city.

Due to the lack of precipitation this city is an ideal area for wine. The grapes as well as the wines of Alsace that are produced in this region are quite similar to those of Germany due to their previous ties. Due to Alsace's history with both France and Germany the wines are created uniquely. The Alsace wines are made with German varietals and French wine making.

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