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ProWein 2015 – kurzer Überflug

JB Becker Riesling Rheingau

Einen guten Start der ProWein habe ich beim rheingauer Kultwinzer Hans Josef Becker erwischt, der immer ein paar seiner gereiften Preziosen im Gepäck hat. Auch diese 1998er Spätlese trocken vom Wallufer Walkenberg zeigt sich noch mineralisch vibrierend am Gaumen. Primärfrucht ist hingegen nicht mehr viel vorhanden, doch die vermisst man bei solch einem Wein auch nicht! Read the rest of this entry »

Restaurant Aqua*** in Wolfsburg – Fine dining with factory view

The Northern German city of Wolfsburg could also be called “German Motown” as it is mainly known for having the Volkswagen headquarters and consists of plenty of Volkswagen factory buildings. In recent years though, the car company has invested in building an attraction park and visitor centre for car lovers, including a luxury hotel of the Ritz-Carlton brand. The hotel facility is nestled in between the visitor center and from its windows one can overview a harbour basin and the impressive Volkwagen factory with its century-old smokestacks. I’d call it industrial romanticism. More important for food travelers though is the hotel’s own fine dining Restaurant Aqua, where Chef Sven Elverfeld has built a reputation for being one of Germany’s top chefs.

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