Mario Scheuermann's Deutsche Sauvignon Blanc Trophy 2014, Germany

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    8 readers - By Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-wine

      New Vintage Tasting at Schlossgut Diel, with Armin and Caroline Diel, Germany, 2014

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      1 readers - By Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruit

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