Category Archives: Pfalz (Palatinate)

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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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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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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Leitz, Christmann and Dönnhoff at AuZone

Notes from a tasting with the wine tasting club AuZone in July. It was to be a “tournament” between three German producers, which were to be Weingut Josef Leitz (Rheingau), Weingut A. Christmann (Pfalz) and Weingut Hermann Dönhoff (Nahe). As … Continue reading

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