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Sep
3

FX Pichler “M” Riesling Reserve 2013

FX Pichler is one of the greatest white wine estates in the world. They are ambassadors of the Wachau as one of the world’s most important terroirs. With sites like

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Jul
1

Spotlight on Indigenous Italian White Wine: Gravner Breg 2004

At some point we in the wine business have to acknowledge that labelling a wine ‘orange’ is about as helpful as saying ‘white’ or ‘red’. It serves a very imprecise

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Aug
12

Nikolaihof Vom Stein Riesling Smaragd 2009

Nikolaihof is a wine geek’s paradise. An Austrian multi-vineyard winery replete with geeky varieties, released new and aged (in both oak and bottles), with a myriad of fermentation choices. The

Jul
2

Weingut Kruger-Rumpf Münsterer Pittersberg Großes Gewächs 2010

There is an unusually good selection of dry German Riesling at the BCLDB stores these days. This first growth single vineyard from one of the Nahe’s leading estates just arrived

Jun
24

Pewsey Vale The Contours “Museum Reserve” Riesling 2006

Aged Australian Riesling can be amongst the best white wines in the world. Few have tasted them, mainly because almost no one cellars Aussie Riesling in North America. Luckily top

Mar
2

Muller Catoir Pflaz Riesling Haardter Herrenletten Spatlese Trocken 2008

Put the book down for second. Lift your head from the pages and breathe. The intellectualization of wine amongst its elite gives it depth and the capacity for devotion. But

Dec
24

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2002

If there is an ideal form of Mosel Riesling, its harmony would derive from its continuity and its persistence. Continuity because its acid and sugar balance become an indistinguishable whole

Aug
25

Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling QbA 2011

Gunderloch is one of the most prestigious domains in the Rheinhessen. The Domaine’s fame peaked in the 1990’s, but soon after the wines began to suffer and not match their

Jul
3

Schloss Gobelsburg Brut Nature n/v

Bet you didn’t know that Gobelsburg, one of the best producers in Austria, made killer sparkling blend of Gruner Veltliner (from Grand Cru fruit), Riesling and Pinot Noir for quite

Mar
9

Ojai Riesling Kick On Ranch 2010

Riesling is not associated with California, and for good reason. The grape generally does terrible there and prefers far cooler climates and schistier soils. There are a small number of