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Magnificent Magnums for New Year Part 3 – 2008 Riesling Alte Reben, Van Volxem, Saar

Of course, for our New Year’s Day magnum bottle extravaganza, we also had to have Riesling. And since that grape is such a big topic on this blog and also a personal favorite, we directly included 2 bottles. One from the Saar region, and one from the Mosel, both from the same, fresh, 2008 vintage. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Saar

2007 Kanzemer Altenberg Riesling Spätlese, Weingut Von Othegraven, Saar


Von Othegraven war schon vor dem Kauf durch TV-Ikone Günther Jauch ein sehr bekanntes und anerkanntes Weingut, dessen Geschichte wohl bis vor das 16 Jahrhundert reicht. Auch die Eigentümerwechsel haben schon lange Tradition im Kanzemer Weingut: Mönche, die Familie Von der Leyen und eine ganze Reihe Kaufmänner: alle durften sie ein paar Jahrzente lang die Trauben lesen. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Saar

Freestyle Half Double Blind Tasting with Friends


Last weekend was awesome! Together with some friends I was lucky to be welcomed by Didier from Vimpressionistes in a cosy holiday appartment in the beautiful village of Château Chalon in the Jura region of Eastern France. First of all, to finally meet his beautiful baby-daughter but of course also to indulge a memorable blindtasting.
But don’t expect a Vin Jaune or Savagnin tasting here. That evening was entirely devoted to Read the rest of this entry »

2009 Rotschiefer Riesling, Van Volxem, Saar


Very nice Riesling fruit and dirty slate tones (dirty in a good way of course) in the nose. Still lots of yeasty aromatics as well. On the palate off-dry of course, classic Kabinett-like with nice Riesling peach fruit, and again the dirty slate tones. Nice minerality and Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Germany,Saar

2009 Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett, Forstmeister Getz-Ziliken, Saar


Dito Berlinkitchen. Zu dem Preis von ca 12 Euro ein guter Wert. Kann man sich ruhig ein paar mehr in den Keller legen.

Categories: Germany,Saar

Christmas Wines

Christmas view of Kuala Lumpur from my brother’s appartment. Great setting for dinner! Read the rest of this entry »