Category Archives: Rheinhessen

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 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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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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Dönnhoff – German top producer in Nahe

Dönnhoff is a German winery in Oberhausen in the Nahe wine region. The man behind the winery is Helmut Dönnhoff, and his son Cornelius Dönnhoff has begun to take more responsibility in recent years. Their 25 ha (62 acres) of vineyards are spread out … Continue reading

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