My Own German Wine Reviews - 2007

While I feel fine showcasing other people's wine articles, I'd like to give you the chance to read some of my own...

Every author feels that she or he is unique. I haven't seen a series of articles quite like mine. I love German wine and food and I writing a series of articles tasting German wines and foods. I hope you'll join me on this journey. You may even find some bargains, I have. I am adding articles on a regular basis. Be sure to visit my other wine review series.

A Mosel Riesling

" The next meal was an omelet with a local Provolone cheese and Turkish salad. The wine was round, thick, and pleasantly sweet. The word feathery came to mind. It sort of floated especially after the Turkish salad. Then I... "

A Mosel Riesling

A Mittelrhein Riesling

" The final meal consisted of an omelet with tasty local Asiago cheese, green and black Greek olives, and grape tomatoes. The wine had a gossamer quality and an excellent balance of acidity, sugar, and fruit, mostly lemon. That was the wine. It... "

A Mittelrhein Riesling

A Pfalz Pinot Noir

" My first pairing was with slow cooked meatballs and potatoes, accompanied by a somewhat spicy red pepper, tomato, and garlic “salsa”. This wine was round and long but... "

A Pfalz Pinot Noir

A Nahe Riesling Spätlese

" ...Talk about a chameleon... "

A Nahe Riesling Spätlese

A Rheinhessen Liebfraumilch

" ...For decades, countless Americans and Britons thought of Liebfraumilch as the quintessential German white wine. Many of them were introduced to wine via this sweet, low-alcohol wine mostly produced in Rheinhessen and Pfalz. This wine is made for export; Germans ... "

A Rheinhessen Liebfraumilch

A Franconian Riesling

" ...When it finally faded away, it did so delicately. I saved the best cheese for last, a local Asiago that I prefer to the native Italian variety. Ironically... "

A Franconian Riesling

A Rheinhessen Dornfelder

" Final verdict. I didn’t plan to be reviewing two Dornfelders in such short order. But we don’t get many of them in our neck of the woods so I figured why not give it a try... "

A Rheinhessen Dornfelder

A Mosel Dornfelder

" My first pairing was with a grilled rib steak that had been marinated, perhaps for too long. The meat was accompanied by potatoes that were roasted in chicken fat and spicy Moroccan carrots. Let’s not mince words; this wine... "

A Mosel Dornfelder

A Pfalz Gewürztraminer

" ...You might consider canned tuna and honey-tasting wine to be a marriage made in Purgatory but... "

A Pfalz Gewürztraminer

A Baden Pinot Noir

"Let’s start by quoting the marketing materials. The hot growing season of 2003 facilitated a level of ripeness in the vineyards of many regions, including Baden, that was almost unprecedented. Expect... "

A Baden Pinot Noir

A Franconian Silvaner

"I then went to a slow cooked veal chop with potatoes and chick peas in a brown sauce, accompanied by a spicy Moroccan tomato salsa. I cannot believe what happened to this wine. It... "

A Franconian Silvaner

A Deutscher Tafelwein

"I’m not really pleased that the label mentions no vintage year. But when you think about it, most Champagne doesn’t have a vintage. Furthermore, I’m not as much into vintages as some people I know. On the other hand,... "

A Deutscher Tafelwein

A Pfalz Riesling

"The only German cheese available in my favorite imported cheese store was a Limberger. This cheese is famous for its pungent smell, being the target of comedy by Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, Abbot and Costello, Looney Tunes and others. Limberger is a cow’s milk cheese with a soft interior. When I bought this cheese it had virtually no odor but by the time I paired it with this wine... "

A Pfalz Riesling

A Rheingau Pinot Noir

" ...To the best of my memory this is my first German Pinot Noir and in fact the first German red wine that I have tasted. I’ll be... "

A Rheingau Pinot Noir

A Rheingau Riesling

" ...In 1845, when the British Royal Family visited the village of Hochheim, the owner of this property invited them to come and try his wines. As the story goes, the Queen was most ‘amused’. Over the next five years, subsequent vintages of these wines were sent to England for the Queen’s enjoyment... "

A Rheingau Riesling

Launching a Series

"We are going to look at thirteen wine German regions,in alphabetical order they are:... Most articles will discuss a given region and its distinctiveness. We’ll talk about the wines and the foods that characterize the region... "

Launching a Series

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