National Geographic : 1927 Aug
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE GARLANDS OF GRAPEVINES ADORN THE HOMES OF RICH AND POOR ALIKE There is a provincial proverb that "no man who has not had a full draught can be an honest man." (Q) National Geographic Society Autocnromes Lumlere Dy tGervais tourtellemont WHERE GOURMETS COME TO WINE AND DINE Few places provide greater attractions for the epicurean than the village inns of Alsace. Pati defoie gras claims the vicinity of Strasbourg as its original home, while so famous are the wines of the province that the Grand Monarch is said to have annexed it (1679-81) chiefly because he wanted its vineyards. The advent of the automobile has converted many of these inns into filling stations of a dual nature.