This is the friend who has their finger on the pulse when it comes to the vegetable of the moment (avocado on toast is so 2018), loves table-hopping around the trendiest restaurants, and always has something delicious bubbling away on the stove.
We think it’s a wine from Alsace that will suit the foodie. This northern French region produces rich, flavourful, and aromatic wines. Some of them are sumptuously sweet due to the botrytis (or noble rot) method typical of the region’s vineyards, and others are a breath of fresh air thanks to Alsace’s cooler climate. These wines make some really interesting pairings at the table, so your foodie friend will have fun imagining their next dinner party!
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is one of our favourites at iDealwine. This is a biodynamic domain, meaning that it has a holistic approach to its vines and winery work. The sense of place that comes with the terroir is also at the heart of the craft for Zind-Humbrecht. Price range: €24 – €80
Wines from Albert Boxler demonstrate what it means to be truly artisanal. This wine estate has been passed from generation to generation since 1672, and the cuvées have a style that is taut and crystalline. Price range: €21 – €49
Another Albert here, Albert Mann is a wine domain that has been highly critically acclaimed. The cuvées are easy-drinking with rare depth. Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer grapes all feature in the range, giving a typical taste of the region. Price range: €13.50 – €49
Take a look at our full selection of Alsace wines here
And if you’d like to branch out to another region, here are all our wines!