Tagged: Riesling

Sweet February

A Shining German Gem – Rieslings to Sip and Savour

German wines from the ‘70s left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths and stick in their memories, spoiling the country’s wine reputation. The unfortunate consequences of the wine law of 1971...

Wines of Alsace

Wines of Alsace, Be Enchanted by their Aromatic Spell

Going through postcards from Alsace, you’ll realise how they evoke both French and German aesthetics; a superficial exercise that demonstrates a deep link created by a history of -not always peaceful- exchanges with both Estates and that...

Astrolabe Marlborough Dry Riesling 2009

Astrolabe Marlborough Dry Riesling 2009 (12.5%, €19.95 down to €17.95, O’Briens) Simon Waghorn’s Astrolabe outfit produce some cracking Sauvignon Blancs – both the standard and Awatere Valley are regular tipples in my house. Thankfully,...