Alsace like so many vineyard famous areas is a beautiful place. The culture here is diverse, lying as it does at the crossroads of France Germany and Switzerland. The wines, equally diverse are in fact more akin to Germanic roots with beautiful Riesling. They cover very dry to super sweet, and though much favoured for their white wines, they do make some admirable Pinot Noir. Known as the wine merchants tipple, they are often maligned as a difficult sell, but quality shows through and they keep coming back.