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So when I was asking for a TBA spare label, the guy who helped me out came back with this piece of history, so …

OK, so the label’s not from the right year, but I wasn’t allowed to finish the bottle! Having said that, the 2003 scored 100 …

A bit of serendipity and comedy value, this one: it was there, so I bought it, then figured it could close out the food …

The second-last wine from the Optimor case, and the final white. A good chance to continue my New Year’s white wine resolution. I held-off …

[signed by Hans-Joseph Becker, owner-winemaker, in 2008] The first of 4 whites (followed by 4 reds) at Planet of the Grapes’ blind tasting night …

Even though this is already in Book 1, after much prevarication, I decided it should go in again (hence out of position, as we …

When I opened this, I remembered why I’d picked up a bottle at the cave. Limpid, mid-garnet with a medium-width brick rim. Intense, bright …

So finally got around to tasting one of the other of Reiner Probst’s wines bought when in Breisach-am-Rhein, rowing. This was orange gold in …

And this was another of the clear highlights of our tasting at Weingut Probst (the winemaker – Reiner – has signed the left page). …

[Signature: Reiner Probst]. A private tasting at a winemaker’s near our rowing training camp in Breisach-am-Rhein, on the Alsace border, and all the wines …