Tag Archives: Riesling

In My Glass: 2001 Pugliese Vineyards Riesling (North Fork, Long Island)

I don’t consider myself to be overly sentimental, but sentimentality is the only way I can explain how I managed to keep a bottle of Pugliese Vineyards’ 2001 Riesling. It was the last bottle of a case that my father, who passed away several years ago, and I brought back from a quick trip to […]

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Dinner – Set – Match: 2007 Weingut Grans Fassian Piesporter Riesling Kabinett and Thai Green Curry

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been tweeting tips and tidbits gleaned from a set of books about German wine that I won from Wines of Germany USA just before Christmas. One of the books in the set, Perfect Pairings: German Wines & Asian Flavours, explores the long-held concept that German wines are […]

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Wines of Germany Presents: Riesling & Co. Vintage Tasting

Last month I had the honor and pleasure of sampling some of the great wines of Germany when the “Riesling & Co. World Tour 2012” came to New York and made a stop at 360 in Tribeca. Presented by Wines of Germany, the tasting had been billed as an opportunity to try some of the […]

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Wine for 500 (or how to please everyone without resorting to the lowest common denominator)

Saturday was a big night: a celebration with 500 of my organization’s nearest and dearest donors, volunteers, and friends. I had been mulling over the wine selection for weeks, tasting various options with colleagues and on my own, writing about the results, and even getting suggestions from you, our readers. In the end, the selection […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Weingut Josef Leitz “Leitz Out” Riesling (Rheingau, Germany)

Another clever wine name from winemaker Johannes Leitz of Weingut Josef Leitz.  His “Eins, Zwei, Dry” Riesling, which I reviewed earlier this year, was one of my favorite wines this year. Whereas the “Eins, Zwei, Dry” was dominated by apple and citrus, “Leitz Out” has lots of stone fruit – imagine ripe peaches and nectarines […]

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Two Rieslings from Schloss Schönborn as the “Summer of Riesling” winds down

2009 Schloss Schönborn Estate 2009 Schloss Schönborn Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg As the Summer of Riesling winds down and fall is merely days away, I thought I would write about two more enchanting German Rieslings. I found these two selections from Schloss Schönborn side by side at the Whole Foods on River Street in Cambridge.  Both were […]

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“One Last Fleeting Taste of Summer” – Libations for Your Labor Day Celebration

Looking for beverage suggestions for the upcoming holiday weekend? Here are our recommendations to make your celebration more enjoyable – Glenn recommends- As this was the “Summer of Riesling”, I’ve included my current go-to Riesling, the “Girl” having supplanted the lovely “Eroica” which has become too dear for everyday imbibing. Herewith, the 2010 Kung Fu Girl […]

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Celebrating the last day of “31 Days of Riesling” with 2009 Weingut Josef Leitz Eins Zwei Dry Riesling

Johannes Leitz of Weingut Josef Leitz has been described as being part of the vanguard of new German winemakers, a small group that seems to understand what will make Riesling successful in the United States – that is to produce Rieslings in a dry style and to design the packaging and marketing so as to […]

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Wine of the Week: 2010 Urban Riesling Qualitätswein Mosel (A Nik. Weis Selection)

Inspired by Wines of Germany’s “31 days of German Riesling,” this week’s selection is another lovely German Riesling. As I tasted the Urban Riesling, the image that came to mind was that of one of my favorite desserts – a baked golden delicious apple stuffed with yellow raisins. While the wine may be missing the […]

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Wine of the Week: 2009 Schloss Vollrads Rheingau Riesling Qualitätswein

Wines of Germany has declared July as the month of “31 days of German Riesling,” and really what could be better in the middle of summer than this lovely and aromatic wine. German Rieslings tend to be low in alcohol, but full of flavor, so you can enjoy an extra glass without having to pay […]

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