Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore

    Pictures: Bass River Winemaker Dinner at Merchants Wine Cellar in Singapore with Ainslie Kenny, Frank Butera, Christian G.E. Schiller and Annette Schiller from Ombiasy WineTours Helmed by the Australian team Ainslie Kenny and David Elliott, Merchants Wine Cellar is a wine bar and wine store on Duxton Road that exclusively carries wines from Australia and New Zealand in its ...

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

    Hattenheim, Germany, Goes Stellenbosch, South Africa: Howzit Shiraz, Germany and South Africa

    Pictures: Paul Barth, Mark P. Barth and Alexander Jung with 2011 Howzit Shiraz at The Ivory Club in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Howzit is slang in South Africa (and Hawaii) for: hello - what's up? It is a contraction of "how is it”. Howzit is also the name of a new wine – a Shiraz – made by 4 men from South Africa and Germany in Stellenbosch in South Africa.

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

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

      schiller-wine - - 8 readers - Picture: Caroline and Armin Diel Presenting their New Wines Caroline and Armin Diel presented their new wines, followed by a fine luncheon, at Schlossgut Diel to 50 or so wine journalists, sommeliers and trade people. A reception in the garden of the estate preceded the tasting. Following the tasting and before the luncheon, Armin Diel showed us the Schlossgut Diel estate.

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 6 readers - Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

      ¡Mucho Gusto! Get to know #Riesling

      Señorita Vino - - 6 readers - One of my favorite wine-tasting-gone-wrong stories happened a year after starting my blog when I was invited to join a group of women bloggers on a day of vino tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. In the tasting room of a winery whose name I won’t mention, the gentleman pouring our wine opened a bottle of Riesling and said, “You girls will love this one because it’s sweet.

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      Six terrific wines to match to Marcus Wareing’s recipes in Weekend Magazine

      … Here are six spectacular wines including a few matched to one of my favourite chefs in the UK’s recipes – the talented Mr Marcus Wareing. 2013 Boschendal, Grande Cuvée 1685 Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa (£8.99, reduced to £5.99 until 11 November, Tesco). Marcus’ fishcakes are flavour-packed and tender and rather than swamping them with a rich…

      3 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      Wine in Indonesia

      …, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, and Taiwan accounted for the majority of tourist arrivals by nationality, followed by the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and France. In the tourist sector, wine and spirit consumption is only permitted in licensed four and five star hotels, upscale restaurants, and bars…

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

      Schiller's Favorite Wines of Madagascar

      … blanc (whites). Little known in the world of fine wine, these so-called French-American hybrid grape varieties have the advantage of being robust, but do not match the Vitis vinifera varieties – like Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir – for elegance and refinement. Vitis vinifera varieties dominate worldwide wine consumption, but there…

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

      Speechless in Swabia: Tasting with Jochen Beurer.

      …%, and it’s a fuller, more mouth-filling wine with mellow blue tones and hints of leaf and flower petal. This wine is made in foudre, and took an exceptionally long time to ferment. As I look at my notes on these wines, I see many scribbled details: tones and shades, impressions and expletives, but literally no fruit flavors. They were resoundingly ripe…

      1 readers - By Sophie's Glass

      Huber’s Winery

      … recommended be consumed with some dark chocolate. photo courtesy Huber’s Winery After the tasting, you’re encouraged to sit and stay a while at the winery, where you can purchase your favorite bottle(s) and sip the afternoon away. There’s also a small cafe that offers cheese trays, pizzas, pretzels and beer cheese, sangria and more. The gift shop…

      1 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Walt Churchill’s Market in Maumee Offers World of Wine Wednesdays

      …. December: 3 - Bordeaux, France, 10 - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France, 17 - Porto, Portugal. Call for more information. Related articles Your Wine Astrology Sign! ( Grenache...Garnacha...Cannonau? ( Wine aeration tips: what wines need it, what wines don't ~ Review + Giveaway ( …

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      … buttery butyric acid to form. I find this acid alluring in tiny volumes in, say Hunter Semillon, but horrid when it overwhelms a poorly-made red. And there I was, detecting it as a toddler in cow tucker. When we'd climb into the old Cyclops Rover and head over the range into the incredible Mountain Ash forest in Possum Hollow, with its floral canopy…

      2 readers - By Philip White/ drinkster

      Keller S Riesling 2012

      … A recipe for gado gado. 1 portion of satay sauce / 3 large cubes of firm tofu (approx 600g, cut into 5mm slices, each slice deep fried till golden and then sliced into batons) / 6-7 medium potatoes (peeled, cut into 2-3cm cubes and boiled for 9 minutes in salted water) / 2 medium Chinese cabbage (wombok, sliced and cleaned and then blanched…

      5 readers - By Wino sapien

      Food und wein

      … I was hoping, against my better judgement for even more from this bottle – partly a sentimental hope, as it had travelled a long way to get to my fridge – from Germany to the USA and then to South Africa in the luggage of an old friend returning here to live, who’d incredibly kindly bought this remnant of his collection of wines there as a gift…

      2 readers - By Tim James/ GrapeGrape

      Chile’s Malleco Valley – The Southernmost

      … shy of 3 miles long, the tunnel, built in 1939, was originally intended to be part of a highway linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, however, the rest of the highway was never finished. The tunnel does, however, link the Chilean city of Temuco with the Pino Hachado Pass, and the highway continues towards Argentina. This tunnel allows only one…

      3 readers - By The Bubbly Professor

      Wine of the Day October 16, 2014

      … 2013 Eva Fricke, Riesling, Trocken, Rheingau Germany. Eva Fricke’s basic QbA Trocken is stylish, zippy and dusty dry with yellow peach, lime, grapefruit, green apple and mango notes along with sizzling acidity, mineral tones and salted gravel. A recent glass at the Slanted Door convinced me again, Fricke is a talent to followed and her wines…

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      The Grape and the Winemaker who Inspired Me to Start Fass Selections

      … as they would be too expensive after marking them up three times. I also knew that they were unique and some of the best dry wines in Germany. The only way to sell them was to import them myself, so here we are. I've successfully sold other Scheurebe's from Paul but I really wanted to sell this wine as it is affordable for all of my subscribers and I really…

      1 readers - By Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruit
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