A really nice off-dry Riesling (little or no residual sugar). Similar to the Gunderloch Riesling that I love. This paired ok with the Parrano Gouda Uniekaas from Whole Foods.

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This was a fairly sweet wine that paired amazingly well with sweet potatoes and German sausages with German mustard.

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Carl Sittmann 2010 Riesling

by on October 6, 2012

Just pulled this cool looking bottle out of my fridge (the color on my iphone photo is a bit off – the bottle is actually a very vibrant blue).  Another Friday night and another German Riesling!  This Carl Sittmann Riesling is pretty common in the US, and it’s pretty cheap.  The 2011 vintage is only […]

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I was at Terroir Wine Bar last week with friends and asked the bartender for an off-dry Riesling like the Gunderloch I love so much.  He recommended this Feinherb (which actually means “off-dry” i.e., a tiny bit sweet), which was delicious.  It was a reasonably crisp wine with a delicious understated sweetness.  The fruit wasn’t […]

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I’m pretty sure I’ve had sherry before at Cambridge.  In fact, I distinctly remember some friends driving over to Calais, France, and picking up a large bottle of sherry for 1 Euro.  Needless to say, it had no label and was packaged in a clear plastic bottle.  For some reason, it seemed just fine to […]

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Gilbert Picq 2010 Chablis

by on March 10, 2012

This is a very typical Chablis.  It has hints of green apples, minerals, and citrus fruits in the nose and has a very crisp, rather acidic taste, and a medium to long finish. I wanted to point out one key fact about Chablis.  Chablis is NOT a type of grape!  Chablis is actually a region […]

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I bought this at the airport in Madrid when I had some Euros left to spend.  I picked it because I thought 2001 was a good year for Spanish wines and so went with this wine.  It has a really strong nose (or smell).  There are strong woody (slightly oaky) smells mixed with red currants, […]

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Sediment/Crystals in Wine

by on February 27, 2012

I found this at the bottom of my wine glass when I was enjoying the last of the Prager 2007 Sweet Claire Late Harvest Riesling today.   It is nothing to be scared about or to even think about.   I’ve explained the rationale behind these crystals before – click here to read that post.

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This is a half bottle (375ml) late harvest Riesling that I picked up when I was wine tasting in Napa (for around $20).  We had stopped by Prager Winery & PortWorks because I had started to enjoy ports, and I had hoped that I would be able to find some ports to my liking.  However, […]

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How to Taste Wine

by on February 11, 2012

Here’s a guest post from Jeremy about how to taste wines.  There’s also a brief video at the end illustrating the tasting technique.  Wine tasting can be many things for many people, and you shouldn’t let anyone bully you into thinking that you necessarily have to approach it in one way or another.  If you […]

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