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Mar 30, 2007 08:13 AM

SEA: Wines from Alsace

I'm not sure whether this should go here, or in the wines board.

I really enjoy white wines from Alsace; especially Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Pinot Gris. I've had a hard time finding any shops in town that have a very good selection of those wines though.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

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  1. Try the Vineyard Wineshop on Greenwood, I believe it is right around 83rd or so, Patrick has a great selection of the wines you are after.


    1. I would give Patrick at the Vineyard wineshop on 8218 Greenwood Ave N a call. The phone # is (206) 706-7349. I'm into reds, so I don't know how many wines he carries from Alsace, but I am sure he has some. His focus is "old world" style wines - very knowledgeable.

      1. I'm a big fan of the staff at McCarthy & Schiering on Queen Anne. And if they don't have what you are looking for in the store, they can always order it in for you.

        1. my taste in wines is exactly like yours save for the fact that i, for a number of reasons, prefer those from closer to home - dilaurenti in the market always has washington, oregon and - occasionally - british columbian selections of those varietals

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          1. re: howard 1st

            I tend to find new world pinot gris lacking body. I also usually find the rieslings and gewurztraminers from the northwest a little too sweet.

            The dry rieslings I've found are usually very good, but they tend to either be very cheap and not that complex, or much more expensive.

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