“An amazing bouquet and palate of nothing.”
Evil tounges might dismiss Silvaner for being too neutral and not offering much of a personality. Then again, isn’t that the same for Chardonnay? Both varieties allow a sense of place to speak through the wine, but when it comes to Silvaner it’s even more given the [...]
What happened with Alsace? Or rather; what happened with me and Alsace?
Going back 15 years or so in time, I recall some quite fond memories of Alsace greatness in my innocent vinous youth. The Rolly-Gassmann Sylvaner with crab at one of (then) Sweden’s best restaurants on my 25th birthday, was such a pairing [...]
2003. Only the patient will find out, but something’s telling me that when we sum the whole thing up, the vintage will be mentioned together with 1959, 1971 and 1976 as one of the long-lived. Now, don’t read this as if I have tasted a whole bunch of wines from the star trilogy, I haven’t. [...]
I’m strolling with Beethoven. I know, much has happened since the summer of 1803, when Ludwig van Beethoven lived here and wrote a substantial part of his Eroica. Döbling was likely more of a small village [...]
Want to place me a tricky question? Then ask what I prefer the most; the wine or meeting the people behind! Complex in that sense I’m a people’s guy, loving to meet those who made it happen, the one’s I admire. Still, it is wine that fascinates me but let’s face it; without all the [...]
Coincidence? Destiny? Or just pure luck? I was excited after having tasted the 2004 The Contours Riesling from Pewsey Vale in Eden Valley and simply had to buy a case. A few days later, I received an invitation from the Swedish importer; Would you like to join us for a tasting of The [...]
Wines from the old world and wines from the new world.
Isn’t it time to get rid of these obsolete categorizations? Besides only strengthening prejudices, what good does the terms do today? Is Europe really all about food friendly wines, a respect for the wines place of origin and adaptation to climate and [...]
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