Category Archives: Germany

Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2008

Dr Loosen is good at making wine. Very good. Great Rieslings are truly great and come with the truly great price tags to match.  Dr L is the friendly, approachable entry level offer from the brand.  Entry level Riesling often means nasty. This wine came in a cheaply moulded bottle with a screw cap, it’s… Read More »

Eurovision Sparkle

It was the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend. For those of you outside Europe (or the Fererro Rocher serving neighbouring countries that join in) you missed a treat. It was a fabulous evening of craziness, wild frocks, LCD screens and cheesiness. We thought it the perfect time to crack open a bottle of Sekt Mild… Read More »

Hail To The Victors Valiant

So England are through to the finals of the Rugby World Cup beating France, in France, to get there. It’s an unexpected bit of success. I missed watching the game as I’ve been in Michigan, but thought I’d celebrate anyway. We had a Deinhard Beeren Auslese 2004. It was a pale amber colour with a… Read More »

Black Tower

The second day in the mountains and a just plain scary one with three category one climbs, but just two descents. If I had the choice I’d prefer that ratio. I don’t understand why they don’t stop at each hairpin, looking terrified, squirting water on their rims to cool them down after constant braking and… Read More »

H. Sichel Sohne Beerenauslese

Airports aren’t normally my favourite wine merchants, but I’ve found myself spending a little too much time in them lately, and they’re boring. Very boring. Shopping eases some of that boredom. I picked up a bottle of H. Sichel Sohne Beerenauslese 2001. I suspect I paid too much for it, but it killed plenty of… Read More »

Piesporter Michelsberg Sonnengarten

I love it when people cook for me, it’s a great way to try new things. I also like it when people invite me to restaurants, it’s a good way to eat for free! Unfortunately it sometimes means that you get to try new wines, ordinarily a good thing, but not always. Having been invited… Read More »

Henkell Trocken Sekt

Germans drink more sparkling wine per head of population than anyone else in the word, so on a brief trip I thought I’d join them. Most of the bubbles drunk in Germany are made there, but not from German grapes. Although they get through some Champagne and Prosecco the big market is in Sekt made… Read More »

Dr L Riesling 2005

So Germany take on Portugal in a World Cup game neither wanted to play. I’ve opted for an affordable, everyday German wine. I ‘d thought about having one wine from each team, but decided against it as I’ve just had the sofa cleaned and was concerned that if I held the glass of German wine… Read More »

Deinhard Lila Riesling Brut

Germany has the highest consumption of sparkling wines per head of population in the world, but it’s not easy to find examples of German sparklers outside the country. Deinhard have been making sparkling wines for 100 years and their is their flagship. It’s 100% Riesling from Rhine and Mosel. It comes in a champagne style… Read More »