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Germany’s Top Dry Rieslings: Großes Gewächs

Even though I enjoy and appreciate virtually all types of fine wine, I have to admit there’s one type in particular that I don’t just enjoy and love — I revere. That wine is German Riesling. Continue reading

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50-year-old Wines at the 5th Floor to Celebrate a 5th Decade

We celebrated Sandy’s fifth decade at the Fifth Floor with a special menu that Executive Chef David Bazirgan came up with to pair with our wines. The food was creative and outstanding. Our wines were very good overall, and nothing was corked or faulty. As 1961 was not only a good year for people, but also an excellent year in Bordeaux, Barolo and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, it was a treat to have a bottle of that vintage from each of those appellations, all of which were in remarkably good shape. In short, it was a memorable night, and a great celebration. Continue reading

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In Praise of Riesling: More Fun with CellarTracker

No white wine varietal gives me more reliable pleasure than Riesling. In the hands of virtually all good German, Alsatian and Austrian winemakers, the varietal produces just what I want out of wine: balance, relative lightness, purity of fruit, refreshing acidity, and a great accompaniment to many foods. It is also one of the most affordable great wines, with wonderful examples from Germany running as low as $20 to $25 a bottle. Continue reading

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