Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Crémant d'Alsace – The New Cava Craze

Crémant d'Alsace is fast becoming the popular alternative to Cava and Champagne – the French have been aware of this for years and the fact is now spreading to the rest of Europe. From less than 1 million bottles in 1979, the annual production of Crémant d'Alsace has grown spectacularly since 1980, to meet increasing demand not only in France but also on export markets. Rose Murray Brown has recommended Crémant d'Alsace Joseph Pfister £8.49 in her article “Sparkling Company” in the Scotsman as one of the best sparkling wines for under £10.00:

“Lime blossom aromas, very creamy deep fruits, good finish for the price.”

The article also said that France proved the dominant force within the category of sparkling wines with the New World lagging behind. It's a cracking wine and if you'd like to learn more on Crémant d'Alsace Joseph Pfister check out Nicks Blogs:

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