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Served to us blind in a line-up of 8 Rieslings, by Christina’s brother – all dry styles. This was the wine of the night …

A fitting way to end Book 4, with the final wine – and one of the wines of the night – from the Saturday …

[Label thrown away by over-keen houseguest!] An interesting one this, and a kind gift from Soeren: had never had Samtrot before. And it turns …

Really solid example of a well-balanced light, sweeter-style Mosel Riesling. Medium level of sweetness, but with a beautifully balanced streak of lemon acidity, and …

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

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 …

We cracked this for comedy value because it was there and Tim is a 77 baby. It more-or-less met expectations – i.e. over-the-hill and …

Picked this up at Tesco, randomly, and cracked it when we needed another glass, post-curry. A pretty decent Riesling, but not staggeringly complex or …

En route home from dropping off Katy in Germany, I found this in Hannover Airport and figured I should find out what Dornfelder is …