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Rheinhessen is the most important wineproducing region in Germany. There are two ready explanations for this success. First, it is home to several important varietal crossings, including Muller-Thurgau, Dornfelder and Scheurebe (which actually originated here), so there are a lot of different wine styles on offer. 375 more words

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Wine of the Week - Two whites for summer nights

Two lovely white wines we’d like to share for summer sipping are the Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2014, a great reflection of New Zealand’s Malrlborough terrain. Stone fruit and citrus flavors are completed by tropical notes . 100 more words

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Drowning in wine 


In the midst of completing a little wine course! By the time I get out; I will hopefully, be able to uncover and reveal the wonderful world of wine in greater detail! 107 more words

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Spec's 'Wine Of The Week' For 7/22

This weeks WOW is, LES TUILLES Chardonnay, Macon-Villages, 2014.

100% Chardonnay from mature vines grown on predominantly limestone soils on south-southeast facing vineyards surrounding the Macon village of Lugny (that makes it “Burgundian”). 163 more words

Chad Pitt

So we’ve talked about Riesling for the last couple of weeks as if it were simply the ideal summer wine but there is of course so much more to it. 407 more words

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Spec's 'Wine Of The Week' For 7/15

This weeks WOW is, VILLA des ANGES Old Vine Rosé, Vin de Pays d’Oc, 2014.

A 12.5% alcohol, 100% Cinsault Rosé from 35-40 year-old vines planted in clay/limestone and alluvial terroirs northwest of Béziers. 188 more words

Chad Pitt

Back to Germany this week with the very region that started my love affair with riesling, the Nahe. Smack in between the Mosel and Rheinhessen, the region used to have the sorry reputation of being a thirst-quencher, often ending up in anonymous blends. 392 more words

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