Of all my wine travels, one which remains closest to my heart is my visit to Alsace. In Riquewihr, a fairytale village straight out of Hans Christian Anderson’s tales, we tasted some excellent wines, courtesy friend and host extraordinaire, Etienne Hugel. The Hugel Gewurztraminer was one of them. The food of Alsace is exceptional too: hearty, delicious and full of soul. Not surprisingly, the wines go perfectly with the food.Not surprising too, that Alsace boasts of the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in France outside of Paris.