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Riesling Birthday Party

What a nice evening with only bottles of Riesling. It was my mom’s birthday and a few friends came over for the occasion. Naturally, I seized the occasion to experiment a bit with the effect of different Riesling styles on our guests. Here are my quick notes:


2008 Von Den Terrassen Riesling, Weingut Castel Peter, Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz – Sleek and lean. Less on the riper side and thus a typical 08 I’d say. Good minerality, a bit lighter in weight as well but nonentheless a good introduciton to this estate I’ve never heard about. Also, a nice first wine for refreshing the palate. Read the rest of this entry »

Storyboard of a Wine Evening


We started with this very well made Rheingau Sekt Edition M by Stefan Breuer. Dry but still lots of Riesling fruit and a rather coarse but refreshing mousseux. More Sekt than Champagne in style. 86 Read the rest of this entry »

2005 Wachenheimer Altenburg PC, Dr. Bürklin-Wolff, Pfalz


Hier noch ein nachgeholtes Posting einer Verkostungsnotiz die schon ein paar Wochen zurück liegt. Der 2005er Bürklin-Wolff Riesling der Wachenheimer Lage Altenburg lag schon anderthalb Jahre im Regal bevor er jetzt ins Glas kam. Er hat eine schöne helle Farbe mit leichten goldenen Reflexen. In der Nase dann ein wenig Honig und auch Zitrus-Noten, aber anfangs eher Read the rest of this entry »

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