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Valckenberg Wine Tour 2015: Heimat Restaurant

We all know the stereotype: German food is just bratwursts, schnitzel and sauerkraut, with a little spätzle thrown in. On my recent visit to German wine regions, I was blown away by the caliber of the food. 973 more words


Wine News 28 April - 5 May

May already? As always, May came in with a flurry of celebrations, from May Day and the Kentucky Derby to Britain’s three-day bank holiday and today’s Cinco de Mayo. 181 more words


Liquid Gold

There is a reason why this wine is commonly referred to as mythical, legendary, or as my favorite – the golden nectar of the gods. 682 more words

Bordeaux Wines

Birthdays, Blessings and a Glass of Biltmore

Lately, I’ve been writing about white wines on Wednesday but I wanted to push it back for a very special occasion. It’s my girl’s birthday. What makes it doubly special is that her day is also my late father’s birthday. 512 more words

Wines I Like

Botrytis cinerea - the Jekyll and Hyde fungus

And on the eve of heading to Hungary to talk Tokaji at VinCE in Budapest , here is my latest piece for The Wine Society… 10 more words

W5: Noble rot

A fictionalized snapshot of the Solar Antonio Grilo

The strawberries were just beginning to bud. The smell of nettles stung through the air. The spray soaked from their leaves deterred pesky aphids as much as their leaves did unwary gardeners. 325 more words

3. Wiki Wednesday

Aussies call them 'Stickies'

We call them dessert wines but the Australian term captures the glutinous sweetness of these wines better. Some people think that sweet wines must come from sweet grapes. 542 more words

9 A Love Of Wine & Cheese