Three bottles: Riesling from Canada

Serendipity was smiling on me and decided it was time for me to widen my horizon on the subject of Canadian wine. It sent Torontonian Arlene Stein, awesome impresario of the Toronto Terroir event who recently moved to Berlin, my way with some Ontario cheese – and a box of wine! I had heard about the winemaker Charles Baker, but never tasted his wines. » Weiterlesen…

Two bottles: Affordable red stuff from South America

It was a true winter evening in early January when I decided to treat myself to a red and my hand found its way to this bottle in the wine rack. Carmenère always has a special ring to me, as we all once thought it to be Merlot, only to discover (thanks to DNA) that it belongs to the Cabernet family. I » Weiterlesen…

Six bottles: Bubbles!

As promised for this year, I’ve been drinking… and I’d like to share these with you: Six very different bubbly bottles from France, which some would call natural whereas I’m inclined to use the word delicious. I ordered them from Mr Vins Vivants Alex Zülch who gets my thumbs up for his selections!
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Danish red wine – yes, seriously! And gorgeous stuff it is…

Heinzelcheese lost it, you might be tempted to think. Gorgeous red wine from Denmark? Come on… No, seriously. But – ah, you knew there was a „but“ coming, didn’t you. Alright: The 2012 Nielstrupmark from Frederiksdal isn’t made from grapes, but from cherries. » Weiterlesen…

More Weißburgunder, Serendipity – and Alpine Goat Cheese

Seems like I’m on a Weißburgunder/Pinot Blanc run. Perhaps it’s the moon, so full and bright and white right now… Last night the 2014 from Johannes Sinß played its charms on me and my faithful friend serendipity first guided my hand towards a piece of Robert Maul’s lively, sweet alpine goat cheese, then made me play Norwegian Kari’s beautiful songs with it.
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White, red, and orange: Julian Haart’s Riesling wines and Möhrenlaibchen carrot cheese from Dottenfelder Hof

Julian Haart’s story is a wine writer’s dream: young man from the Mosel trains as a chef, works in Michelin starred restaurants, but soon notices that in the end, the vineyards‘ call drowns out all the kitchen noise. So he » Weiterlesen…

Old stuff from the Rhine: 1996 Pettenthal Auslese trocken from Heinrich Braun

The wonderful thing about not being perfect is that it makes life a constant source of wonderful surprises. In this case: I don’t use any of those wine cellar apps which allow you to always know what you’ve got and » Weiterlesen…