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A Love Affair In Aromatics – Riesling.

Riesling is one of the ‘noble’ varieties of grapes used to make wine. I believe it to be the King (or should I say Queen?) of the aromatics. Found in most wine producing countries over the globe, and if made by someone with a passion for the variety, they will usually have success. However, Riesling […]

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Riesling To The Occasion

Imagine coming back from holiday and a supplier asking if you’d like to attend a large Riesling tasting featuring some of the best German producers (with a few ring ins). Well that is what happened, and feeling myself Riesling to the occasion of course I said “Oh God yes!”. It is after all the best […]

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Wine Notes

A selection of wine notes from wines I have tasted in the recent past that I have enjoyed. There is no theme except for great wine. JL WOLF JESUITENGARTEN GRAND CRU RIESLING 2009 Ernst Loosen, owner of the world-class Dr Loosen estate on the Mosel, also has the reigns of this estate in the village […]

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Matteo’s Dinner 05/12/11

One of my most favourite traditions (second only to Burgundy on Boxing Day) is Patrick’s Monday dinners held on second month at Matteo’s in Brunswick. This month we looked at four German Rieslings from the excellent vintage of 2007 and three Bordeaux from the much overlooked 2001. Plus the usual Champagne on arrival and mystery wine to finish. My highlights […]

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