Wines I Like

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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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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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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I had a lovely relaxing weekend in Woodstock, NY this past weekend.  While I was there, I had dinner at a vegan restaurant called Garden Café (I’m not even vegetarian, but the restaurant got great reviews and the food, especially the cabbage soup was fantastic).  As you might be able to see from the rather […]

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Last year I reviewed some Gluhwein, which is a traditional spiced red wine drunk all over Europe and known by that name in Germany.  In other countries, it is called various other names.  In England, where I grew up, it’s known as mulled wine, and this Holiday season, I’m putting up a recipe for making […]

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I needed to buy a bottle of wine to meet the minimum for a credit card transaction at my local wine store, and so I fell back on some German riesling.  I felt like the chances were that it’d taste ok.  I knew that it was going to be a sweet wine (the low alcohol […]

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Apologies for the shoddy picture, but it was taken in a BYOB restaurant with poor lighting (I was sat in front of a picture that was lit with alternating blue and red lights). The BYOB restaurant was a great French place called La Sirene in Soho, New York. The food was excellent, and good French […]

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I picked up this wine a year ago from Girard in Napa. It’s a nice red with plenty of fruit and very well balanced. Everything melts together very smoothly in your mouth. Girard is currently selling their 2009 Old Vine Zinfandels for $24 a bottle.

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