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All Posts from January, 2009

Deidesheimer Maushöhle 2007 Compared

Despite the relative expensiveness (very high tax on alcohol) and the little choice, it is actually possible to have a decent comparative tasting of German Riesling in Kuala Lumpur. All you need to do is… bring your own bottles to Malaysia. So did I and after one of our KL dinners we gathered around an improvised “ice bucket” cooling 2 Pfalz Rieslings. The particularity of this small tasting was that both wines were stemming from exactly the same vineyard but made by different estates. Read the rest of this entry »

Touchdown in Kuala Lumpur

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As I was boarding the plane which would take me to Kuala Lumpur, cravings for Malaysian food which I tasted last March suddenly came back to haunt my mind. Luckily Malaysian Airlines serves the typical Nasi Lemak dish for breakfast shortly before landing. Read the rest of this entry »

1997 Naoussa Grande Résèrve, Boutari, Naoussa, Greece

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I think I’ve mentioned before on this site that I have a thing for Greek wines. My conviction is that they’re the next big thing as a trend on the wine market. Or maybe they already are, since I’m not a professional market watcher. At least they amaze me, sometimes in practice with the actual pleasure I have in my glass, but sometimes just in theory with the huge potential Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Greece

Kiedricher Experimente

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Wieder war es an der Zeit in die Probierstube des rheingauer Paradeweinguts Robert Weil einzukehren. Alle paar Monate oder zumindest ein Mal im Jahr ist es ein Vergnügen in diese moderne Vinothek zu kommen um die neuesten Rieslinge des Guts zu kosten: Nicht nur bekommt man dort hochwertige Tropfen eingeschenkt sondern ist Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Rheingau

Some Holiday Wines -updated

Happy New Year to everyone and all the best wishes for 09! I hope you had at least such a good time as I had during the holidays. A big highlight at this time of the year are always Christmas dinners with the family . Besides the joy of being united, they’re of course the perfect occasion for experimenting with fine foods – Always an enterprise with uncertain outcome! Fortunately we can also rely on wines to save the dinner – here are some of my favorites.

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