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.