Wine Regions of France
Published online by Food and Travel | By Sally Hammond
Here’s a Hot Trip!
Taste your way through two of the most influential wine regions in France, biking past famous vineyards and through quaint villages.
Above all, Alsatians are proud—proud to be Alsatian, and proud of what that means. But they are not a cloistered people. Historically, they took what they liked from the people who passed through, making war or staking a claim. Setting aside the question of who owns it, Alsace is much more than a land between Germany and France. It is the result of a 2000-year experiment, of the mixing of cultures with the catalysts of time and the indomitable character of the Alsatian people.
Now a tour company has paired Alsace with Champagne, allowing participants to experience not only two traditions—and arguably, two visions—of France, but also two tastes. You’ll be able to compare the wines of these two distinct regions, and experience firsthand the unexpected differences between them.