Category Archives: Mosel

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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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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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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Some course wines from Germany and Alsace

A couple of weeks ago I held one of the classes in a basic wine course in the Stockholm chapter of the wine tasting organisation Munskänkarna. The class covered Alsace and Germany, and in these classes we try to show a couple of typical wines … Continue reading

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Mixed AGM wines including four French, three Aussies, three Germans, and one Turk

Our wine tasting club AuZone recent held its annual general meeting, and tradition dictates that some liquid painkillers and some blood sugar-boosting nutrition are administered before we move on to boring stuff like audit report, budget, membership fees and so … Continue reading

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Wegeler Riesling tasting

A couple of months ago I attended a tasting featuring wines from Weingüter Wegeler, a winemaking company located in two German wine regions: both in Rheingau, in the village of Oestrich, and in  Mosel, in the village of Bernkastel. Wegeler only produces Riesling wines. At 60 … Continue reading

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Two very differently styled 2009 Rieslings

A good Riesling is never wrong to have in your glass, but during the warmer part of the year a fresh white wine of good quality can be even more suitable. This led me to revisit two rather young wines (2009s) from … Continue reading

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Heymann-Löwenstein – Riesling from lower Mosel

Weingut Heymann-Löwenstein is a terroir-oriented producer of mostly dry Riesling located in Winningen in the lower stretches of the Mosel valley, just a few kilometer outside Koblenz. I’ve appreciated the wines when I’ve tasted them, so I thought they would make … Continue reading

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Grosset Polish Hill Riesling

I arranged a tasting the in the wine tasting club on the theme Grosset Polish Hill Riesling. I served five vintages of Polish Hill and one of Watervale, another Riesling from Grosset. Polish Hill, which is produced in Clare Valley … Continue reading

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