Category Archives: Riesling

Yalumba Riesling 2009

Sometimes I’m really in the mood for a Riesling, something not fully dry with petrol and lime, served cold and tasting great. This isn’t that wine. It’s nice enough, it’s light and grapefruity with a little sherbet and if you squint a bit you can taste lime, but it’s thin. Maybe it was the bottle… Read More »

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 »

Dirler Riesling 2005

Germany took on England in the final of the European Under 21 Championship last night and I had neither English nor German wine in the house. A sad state of affairs. I opted for a wine from Alsace, the best I could do in the circumstances. It was a good choice for a hot day.… 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 »

Weight Watchers Riesling

Cycling had another setback today as Gerolsteiner have pulled out of sponsoring their team. It’s a bit of a blow as it always made flying Lufthansa that little bit more enjoyable when they gave me a bottle of cycling sponsor water. From now it will just be a bottle of water. If I wanted German… Read More »

Montana Marlborough Riesling

Buying anything other than Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough in New Zealand just seems to be wrong. It’s perfect for Sauvignon, why waste valuable space on anything else? Intrepid winemakers keep trying, with variable levels of success. I tried a Montana Marlborough 2006 Riesling. It was a lemon colour with a hint of gold. It smelled… 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 »