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A good example of Alsatian dry Riesling, and a great demonstration of the quality of the vintage. Good, will get better, and great value. …

Another good showing of this wine – I’m very hopeful of the 3L bottle coming in the new year! In Chez Liline, it was …

This otherwise unknown Rheinhessen Auslese almost pulled it out of the bag in matching the mango & passionfruit sorbet palate-cleanser. The sweetness and acidity …

Simply superb, even in its youth. Thankfully I can track its evolution over the next 10 bottles (years!). This could convert anyone to Riesling. …

This was the curveball I added into my first Unum wine tasting, to illustrate sweetness, against Grosset’s 2010 Polish Hill Riesling. And for me …

Over the hill, I think – sadly. I’d heard good things about Zilliken as perhaps the Saar producer, but ultimately this didn’t reflect that …

The Berry Bros & Rudd Autumn / Winter press tasting, in stark contrast to the Co-op supermarket’s Autumn press tasting exactly a week before, showed …

I was shopping swiftly in John Lewis food hall for an impromptu dinner, when someone called my name (Oli Loveday) and offered me a …

Served at the 2009 edition of pre-Xmas get together with Jack, Rob, Kari, Sarah, Helen and Kieran. Good richness of flavour and body, with …

Having drunk the 2001 in class, and experienced lime & stones – very austere – I was a touch nervous opening this for Peter …