Tag Archives: Germany

The Joy of Wine

I was reminded on Saturday while dining with friends why I do what I do and why I love it so much. Sometimes I just need to be reminded what the joy of wine is really all about and the reasons … Continue reading

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Ode to a Riesling

Riesling: you either love them or hate them. I have a cautious love with Riesling. There are few and far between that I truly enjoy, appreciate, and yes…love. Andreas Bender is a German producer from the Mosel with property in … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thirty-Something Thursday #22 – German Sekt

Most everyone is familiar with Champagne, Cremant, Cava, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco, or Franciocorta. But how many of us have had Sekt, or even know Sekt? Sekt is a sparkler from Germany, and usually made in traditional method (second fermentation in … Continue reading

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After the Palate Fatigue…

After four flights of sparkling wines, my palate was cooked…13 sparkling wines later, I was getting better and better as the night went one, despite my aching palate.  Tips and tricks from good friends led me to successfully taste, describe, and … Continue reading

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A Bender of a Tasting!

One of the biggest mandates at the store that I manage, is to have regular tastings – educational seminars to inform our customers about different styles, varietals and regions of wine that they may not otherwise taste or be interested in.  Our … Continue reading

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