Category Archives: Germany

2015 in Germany – a top vintage

In May 2016 I joined a wine trip to Germany arranged by the wine tasting club CVP (Collegium Vinorum Polytechnicum or just “Vincollegiet” in Sweden) over an extended weekend, as part of their 40th anniversary celebration. CVP is loosely affiliated with … Continue reading

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Mixed white BYOB with AuZone

In the absence of other tastings scheduled for Maundy Thursday, six of us gathered for a BYOB tasting under the auspices of our wine tasting club AuZone. E.T., who took the initiative, decided on “white and good” as our theme. As … Continue reading

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Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2012 tasting

In the end of October, MW lined up some German Riesling Grosses Gewächs – on the labels usually written GG for short – from a number of excellent producers and from the likewise excellent vintage 2012. Grosses Gewächs/GG is a designation … Continue reading

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German World Championship Rieslings

I take a short brake from the village profiles of Champagne to “ease the pressure” of all regular tasting notes that have been collecting dust for a while. Here a tasting on my balcony a sunny evening about a month … Continue reading

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Christmann Idig, a Riesling Grosses Gewächs vertical with AuZone

Christmann’s dry top Riesling Idig, a Grosses Gewächs, or “GG” as the label and bottle usually says, was the theme of a recent vertical tasting in our wine tasting club AuZone. Erik H. provided us with this excellent tasting. A. … Continue reading

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German Riesling Grosses Gewächs & co 2005

A short time ago I held a tasting themed “Riesling GG & co 2005” in our wine tasting club AuZone. This was a horizontal tasting of high-end dry German Riesling. The designation Grosses Gewächs, often abbreviated as GG on labels … Continue reading

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Older German Riesling including a 1929 Liebfraumilch

One of the out-of-town members of our wine tasting club, who blogs about wine for a regional newspaper and therefore regularly “comes to town” to taste new arrivals, arranged a tasting on the theme “mature Riesling”. In this case, “mature” didn’t refer … Continue reading

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