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Fabulously Food Friendly and Ageworthy Grüner

Several years back, sommeliers who are always looking for better food pairing wines and preferably something exotic, started putting Grüners on their lists and recommending them to patrons. While many of those early proponents have since moved on to other white wine discoveries, Grüner remains one of the most versatile and food friendly wines around. And excellent examples can be found for $20 and under. Continue reading

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2010 Vintage Germany and Austria: Terry Theise & WineWise/The Vienna Wine Company Trade Tasting

Besides the high extract levels and high acidity, another feature of this vintage, for me, is the floral character of the noses of many of these 2010s, which I found quite appealing. I think if one chooses carefully, one can find some really good wines from this vintage that should age quite beautifully. My favorite wines in this tasting came from not only some of my usual favorites–Dönnhoff, Joh. Jos. Christoffel, Hiedler, and Selbach-Oster–but also from a number of producers I’m less familiar with: Hexamer, Jakoby-Mathy, Kruger-Rumpf, Meulenhof and Setzer. Continue reading

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2009 Hiedler Grüners and Rieslings

I was very impressed by the Hiedler wines I tasted at Vin Vino last week. This tasting was further evidence of the excellent quality of the ’09 vintage in Germany and Austria in general, and of the good results (and generally good values) coming from this producer in particular. These are dense and complex Grüners and Rieslings that are juicy and tasty now, but that should also reward five to ten years of aging, especially in the case of the Rieslings. Continue reading

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