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Rheinhessen is the most important wineproducing region in Germany. There are two ready explanations for this success. First, it is home to several important varietal crossings, including Muller-Thurgau, Dornfelder and Scheurebe (which actually originated here), so there are a lot of different wine styles on offer. noch 375 Wörter

Wine Of The Week

Random Samples--7/29/15

It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme:  noch 695 Wörter


Tricky pairings #1 – Curry

Wine pairing is an incredibly complex topic. There is no way to cover it in just one post, and I will delve more into it in future posts, but let me give you a brief overview. noch 635 Wörter

Selbach-Oster, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Spatlese, 2009

Selbach-Oster, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Spatlese, 2009
Mosel Valley, Germany

Since 1660 the Selbach family has been producing some of the very finest Rieslings in the Mosel Valley. noch 152 Wörter

The Grapevine

5 Years and Counting!

Today (July 28, 2015) is my 5th birthday! Well, not mine of course, otherwise I shouldn’t be drinking wine, let alone teaching and writing about it. noch 284 Wörter


2007 Knebel Winninger Rottgen (Mosel) Riesling Auslese 7%

Pale straw, all apricots and pear and almond scents; mandarine on the very dense palate. Lush (190 g/l rs) but despite the very gradual development, the still searing acidity, and very enjoyable tactile sensation,  there does not seem enough complexity to reward further aging, although there is no necessity to rush.

Drink now to 2025, score 91

Selbach ‘incline’ Mosel Riesling 2013

Referred to as “all that Mosel wine should be”, this is a fantastic, affordable approach into the exquisite, renowned world of Mosel Riesling.

Estate: The Selbach family has been making wine for 400 years, today Barbara and Johannes Selbach are at the helm, their children Hannah and Sebastian will be the next generation of Selbach winemakers. noch 244 Wörter

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