Some words to remember before you visit wineries in Alsace:
- “Vignoble” – Winery
- “Vin” – Wine
- “Vignoble” – Vineyard
- “Vigne” – Vine
- “Dégustaction de vins” – Wine tasting
- “Cave à vins” – Wine cellar
- “Vin rouge” – Red wine
- “Vin blanc – White wine
- “Vin rosé” – Rosé wine
If you want to say cheers in France, you definitely need to take some language classes.
Depending on the context, you can say “À ta santé!“ or “À la tienne!” if you are cheering with only one person. In case you are with a group of people, you can say “A votre santé!” or if you would like to offer a toast, start your sentence with “À la santé de…!” Or you can simply say “Chin!”
Alsace has been part of France and Germany over the centuries, which not only had an influence on local gastronomy and wines produced but also on local language. Alsatian dialect is still the most popular spoken language in Alsace. That’s why, we suggest that you say “G’sundheit!” [Cheers!] when tasting Alsatian wines with locals.