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Hooch Alert!


While browsing my photo archive I found these old shots of a supermarket-shelf in Malaysia. It’s the kind of bottles you might stumble upon all over South-East Asia if you’re looking for cheap booze. They kind of look funny, but you have to be aware that hangovers and headaches are included in the price. Thank me! I’ve taken one for the team back then Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Malaysia,Misc,Singapore

Did anybody know? There’s wine in Myanmar!


Well, at least I didn’t know! It all started at the end of the 1990’s when Bert Morsbach, a German citizen imported the first vines to Myanmar, also called Burma. Today, the Aythaya vineyard is cultivated with various international grapes such as Syrah or Cabernet, but even the German grape Dornfelder and the Italian grape Moscato are being grown in this tropical climate. For more info, check out their website. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Misc

WLTV with Bar Boulud Sommelier Michael Madrigale

I don’t always, but now and then I watch Gary Vaynerchucks notorious web-show. If the topic isn’t too interesting, Gary’s hectic kind of passion gets a bit on my nerves but sometimes I’m just caught up by the nice bottles or the guests on his show.

I especially liked this show with Michael Madrigale. First, because his story of how he got in touch with wine and became a professional is very enjoyable and second because of these amazing BIG BOTTLES! It’s true and especially for whites: big bottles keep the wine more fresh while still gaining in elegance when they age. I had a magnum of Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling recently that proved it to me. And now I’m thinking of changing my purchase policy. It just makes so much sense for the enjoyment of wine. Not only for the quality, but also for the idea of sharing it with friends and loved ones!

Categories: Misc

Oh Caroline! What a punt!


Now that is quite impressive! After having indulged Diel’s Cuvée Caroline Pinot Noir for Christmas I was really intrigued by the calibre of the bottle. Actually I was really intrigued with the bottle even before we drank it since it has one special detail you notice when you hold it in your hands. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Humour,Misc,Nahe

Happy New Year! – My Personal Highlights of 2010

2010 was a year packed with great culinary and vinous moments as well as some great trips. And since it is soon coming to an end, why not compile a look back at some of these moments? So here are my totally subjective highlights of 2010! Hopefully 2011 will bring similar good moments!

Best Riesling


Not an easy one to pick since 2009 has been a hell of a Riesling vintage in Germany with plenty outsanding bottles. But a glass of 2009 G-Max by Keller, tasted even before it got out to customers was certainly a memorable Riesling moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Misc

What the heck? Bottle Opener For DIY-ers!


Maybe another nice Christmas Gift for extreme wine geeks or simply for “Real Men”?? I’m pretty happy with my “low-tech” tool! The Bosch IXO Vino sells in Germany for 60 Euro.

Categories: Misc