Grand Est (which translates to “Grand East” in English) is a French administrative region in northeastern France. It superseded three former administrative regions — Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine — on 1 January 2016. Its prefecture is Strasbourg.

 

Champagne (PDO)

Champagne is a world-famous sparkling wine produced in the northeast of France, approximately 90 miles from Paris. From the coronation of French kings to the consecration of international treaties, all historical events are celebrated with a glass of champagne and today, it is the symbol of celebration par excellence—in France and abroad.

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Gewurtraminer (PDO): the Best-Known Alsace Wine

Gewurztraminer is a vigorous wine, full-bodied with aromas of exotic fruits, flowers, citrus fruits and spices. It is the perfect wine to accompany spicy dishes and vigorous cheeses like Munster. It is also highly recommended for many Asian foods: Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and Indian.

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Alsace Pinot Noir (PDO): The Only Red Wine from Alsace

The Pinot Noir is the only red wine produced in the Alsace region (East part of France, at the German Boarder), which is most commonly known for white wines. In decline since the 16th century, this light and fruity red wine has been attracting new interest over the past few years. Given its very low concentration of tannins, the Pinot Noir red wine pairs well with pork, poultry and even fish!

©Pascal Xicluna/Min.Agri.Fr

©Pascal Xicluna/Min.Agri.Fr

 

The Bergamot of Nancy (PGI):

The Bergamot of Nancy is a slightly bitter, translucent golden candy that is flavored with essential bergamot oil. The bergamot fruit is a lime-orange hybrid that produces an oil used for candy, as well as cosmetics, and is mainly cultivated in the nurturing climates of Sicily and the Calabria region of southern Italy.