Sue Style

Sue Style

Sue Style is into food, wine and travel and writes about all three – sometimes separately, often in combination. She comes originally from Yorkshire and has migrated over the years to London, Madrid, Fontainebleau, Mexico City and Basel. She lives in southern Alsace, within spitting distance of the region’s vineyards and conveniently placed for cross-border raids into Switzerland and across the Rhine to Baden/Germany, both of whose wines and food she explores at every opportunity. She also travels regularly to Catalunya, where both her children have had the good taste to settle. She’s the author of nine books on subjects ranging from Mexican food through the food and wines of Alsace and of Switzerland to creative vegetable cookery.

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Etienne Hugel, Alsace wine, decanter

Etienne Hugel‘s sudden death at the age of 57 was announced by the Hugel family winery in Riquewihr, Alsace, on Sunday 10 April. Etienne, who succeeded his uncle Jean –…

Alsace restaurants

10 top Alsace restaurants Alsace is one of those reassuring places where you are unlikely ever to go hungry or thirsty. The very name is synonymous with foie gras, choucroute,…

Home to Santiago de Compostela, this region offers wine lovers their own pilgrimage through Ribeiro and Rías Baixas, finds Sue Style

Heads are finally turning towards this tiny region, home to weird and wonderful wines, famed Comté cheese and picturesque scenery. Sue Style takes a trip


From impossibly picturesque and steep vineyards, the wines from this Alpine canton are booming in quality, discovers Sue Style. And are perfect to enjoy with raclette, see our complete travel…


Verdant hills, elegant châteaux and ever more serious wines make this stunning region well worth a detour from neighbouring Burgundy, says Sue Style. Read the full guide to Beaujolais, including…

Miguel Torres Maczassek

Miguel Torres Maczassek, 38, will take over from his father, Miguel A. Torres, as general manager of the Torres wine empire on September 1. The fifth generation of the family…


Hot springs, outdoor sports, delicious local produce and Pinot-based wines make this pretty corner of Germany a real draw, discovers Sue Style. Published in the June 2012 issue.

Cottage Sejour

Wander through Riquewihr’s thirteenth-century Dolder gateway on a summer’s weekend and you could be forgiven for thinking you’d strayed by mistake into some sort of medieval theme park. Crowds throng…

Alsace, the wine lover’s idyll

We’re delighted people want to walk through our vineyards,’ beams Xavier Muller, vigneron and former mayor of Marlenheim, at the northern end of Alsace’s Route des Vins. 'It’s good for…

Priorat: Fira del Vi

While Priorat’s dizzily high, narrow, hairpin roads are like a rollercoaster themselves, the fun of the fair really starts at the Fira del Vi, says Sue Style

Alsace sweetness levels

Sweetness levels are sadly souring our taste for Alsace wine. Sue Style looks at how new rules could restore the region’s appeal

The fair that cuts the mustard

Unlike many French food fairs, Dijon’s Foire Internationale et Gastronomique actually prioritises eating and drinking. SUE STYLE tastes her way round an epicentre of epicurean delights