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Finger Lakes Rieslings!

Finger Lake Riesling Rules A few years back, I went to the Finger Lakes with the Wine Media Guild and enjoyed these wines for the first time. They are really delicious and quite a value for the price. A good way to start your Riesling education is to visit the Finger Lakes Alliance web site […]



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Rooftop Riesling!

…. what a pretty picture! Four Rieslings lined up on a terrace deck overlooking Central Park! In the lineup you will see a 2010 Macari Riesling from the Finger Lakes, a 2010 Lakewood Riesling from the Finger Lakes (both dry), a Jacob’s Creek Dry Riesling 2010, and a J. Lohr 2010 Riesling from California’s Monterey. […]



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Masters of Wine Riesling Event at Christies

Fabulous event today at Christies … Robin Kelly O’Connor, the new Vice President and head of Wine, Americas, at Christies hosted this event focusing on “The Finest German Wines” (which of course, means Riesling). Lisa Granik MW acted as moderator for an excellent panel that included Paul Grieco and famed producers Reinhard Lowenstein from Weingut […]



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Riesling World Tour & Spanish Wine 2010

Martin Tesch Today in NYC two of the biggest wine shows came to town, both located at the same time at different ends of the city. Now knowing that Riesling is a white, lower alcohol wine, you may prefer to visit Riesling producers first and leave the more alcoholic, more red varietal Spanish wine for […]



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Review: Dr. Von Bassermann-Jordan 2008 Riesling trocken

 Riesling Wine: Dry or Sweet? Do you like Riesling wine? If so, the next question would be which type? As you are aware, Riesling can be bone dry or as sweet and thick as honey. And an even sharper question may be how you prefer your Riesling to be packaged? The scary looking, but traditional, […]



Riesling: New Taste Profile

Quick! Imagine yourself in a restaurant or wine shop. You want a Riesling wine, yet you are savvy enough to know this grape lends itself to luxuriously rich dessert wines or bone dry wines with incredible mineral content. Just looking…



Wine pairing with Jacob's Creek winemaker & Australian celebrity chefs

“Gorgeous mansion!” a woman says, accepting a tall flute of Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir from a server in a starched white jacket. We are standing in the hallway of the Honorable John Olsen, Australian Consul General, New York,…



Wine pairing with Jacob’s Creek winemaker & Australian celebrity chefs

“Gorgeous mansion!” a woman says, accepting a tall flute of Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir from a server in a starched white jacket. We are standing in the hallway of the Honorable John Olsen, Australian Consul General, New York,…



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A visit to Weingut Donnhoff

“Nature or nurture,” you might ask, wondering about the temperament of a child or the elements that go into a particularly delicious, well balanced wine. Today’s wine world is often a hotbed of deception. For example, if you find yourself…



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A Tale of Two Schlösser

In Germany, the word “schloss” means castle or “manor house.” These are historic structures, many first built during the Roman times near the very best vineyards in the land. The idea was to create a grand estate to showcase the…



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Conversations about Hochheim Riesling with Dr. Michel

Some German wine makers offer you a tutored tasting of their latest vintage, explaining the wines as you both taste in unison. Dr. Franz Werner Michel welcomes guests to his Hochheim estate with a lineup of his premiere Riesling wines…



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Tasting Riesling with Jakob Schneider Jr. in Nahe, Germany

“When your first name is Jakob, you have no choice but to go into the family business,” says Jakob Schneider Jr. with a charming smile, the youngest in a long line of Weingut Jakob Schneiders in the Nahe region of…



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Inhaling wine with Johannes Leitz

“I almost prefer inhaling to actually tasting,“ Johannes Leitz told importer Thierry Thiese in an interview. “I can’t really love a wine regardless of how it tastes if it doesn’t excite me on the nose.” I find this quote represents…



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Riesling Unplugged! Talking Sharks Teeth with Martin Tesch

“The man pictured on this wine bottle’s label looks familiar!” I think to myself, peering at the wine bottle with a picture of a somewhat scary looking gentleman in a stiff white shirt and black jacket on the label. Dracula?…



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Discovering Kendermann: Behind the Scenes of a Best Selling Brand

When most wine aficionados visit Germany to meet their favorite producers, they often find themselves knocking at a rustic looking door, with the winemaker/owner or his wife jumping up from the lunch table to welcome the visitor inside. Things are…



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Visit to Weingut Strub in Rheinhessen

If you’ve been in the wine world for a while, you have experienced the Chardonnay craze, the Merlot madness, and the Pinot Noir obsession ignited by a certain popular film. Perhaps you have come to love Sauvignon Blanc so intimately…