Image of the Day: Riquewihr, Alsace, France

The winemaking activities often get overshadowed by the likes of Bourdeaux, the Loire Valley, Burgundy and, of course, Champagne, but some truly world-class beverages produced in the region, including several Appellations d’Origine Controlée (AOC-protected appellations). The best-known among them, is, perhaps, Cremant d’Alsace, the Alsatian answer to Champagne. Whites tend to dominate, but the pinot noir coming out of Alsace is frequently quite good. The region is also known for its artisanal beer, as well as spirits. This shot captures a post-harvest, late-autumn day at a vineyard in the village of Riquewihr.

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Drinkable Globe, Beer FAQ and The Year of Drinking Adventurously. I'm the former editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and a regular contributor to publications such as SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media, Artisan Spirit, Draft Magazine, FSR, All About Beer Magazine and BevNet. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at and can be streamed and downloaded at

Posted on April 11, 2015, in Drinkable Image, wine. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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