Mystery German wine….

Torsten, The Winerambler, likes his German wines and he likes to trip me up with his unusual and rare finds so it was with much anticipation that I arrived at his house last night. He had promised a mystery wine and he swore I wouldn’t be able to guess what it was. Well, I have to say the cards were stacked against me, seeing...

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An over the top aromatic German red but how does it taste?

“I want you to be as critical as possible about this wine.” That’s not usually a directive one gets at a wine tasting at a friends house but this was no ordinary wine and it was The Wine Rambler‘s house. We had in front of us, a German red wine. Pale ruby and almost translucent in colour, we were drinking it...

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Wine and sushi at Tsuru in the City

When eating sushi, wine is not most peoples drink of choice. By why not? What if I told you I prefer wine with  Japanese food or, more specifically, sushi and wine? Why? How? Where? Well, it shouldn’t surprise you that I have wine with just about every meal but wine and sushi can be perfect dinner partners for everyone. Last...

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German pinot noir – Markus Molitor 2001

“It’s been a while since we had a wine meet up. Up for one this week? ” The Winerambler sent me that message one afternoon and who was I to refuse? He always has a great selection of German wines, many of which you just can’t get here in the UK. We had a selection of reds and whites but the most interesting...

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German Pinot Grigio, Heger Oktav 2008

Yes, you read that right, GERMAN pinot grigio or grauburgunder as they say in German. It seems that the Italians do not have a monopoly on European pinot grigio. The Germans have also gotten into the act, although Heger has been making wine since 1935. The winery was founded by Dr. Max Heger near the town of Ihringen in what is one...

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…and now for something completely different-German syrah, Knipser 2003

Does this look like a German wine to you? Doesn’t look like the pale, watery German reds I’ve met in the past but this was no ordinary red, it was a German syrah. The Wine Rambler had done it again, surprising me with a German red the likes of which I had never encountered before, a lovely syrah from the Pfalz, better...

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