Aug
8

Spotlight on Riesling: Zinck Grand Cru Pfersigberg Riesling 2009

I could indulge my passion for Riesling indefinitely, which is perhaps why this spotlight seems never ending. Not a bad thing in my mind, but it is maybe time to

Jul
14

Spotlight on Riesling: Albert Mann Rosenberg Riesling 2010

Alsatian wines have a reputation for unctuousness. This is a mischaracterization. I was lucky to spend several days in Alsace about a year ago and the variety of styles is

Jun
23

Spotlight on Riesling: Selbach Oster 2008 Riesling Spatlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr “Rotlay”

Riesling, the world’s most transparent grape, is not friends with the standard wine tasting note. ‘Electric’, ‘citrus’, ‘peach’, ‘laser-like’. As far as I can tell from the majority of wine

Jun
3

Spotlight on Riesling: Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2004

There are Rieslings, and then there are Muller Rieslings. German Riesling – the best Riesling in the world – can be easy, quaffable wine; delicious serious wine; and a wonderful

May
26

Spotlight on Riesling: A. J. Adam “Hofberg” Kabinett 2010

It is an uncommon event for a new producer to arise in Germany’s Mosel that quickly vaults into the upper echelon of reputation. A.J. Adam started making his own wines

May
9

Spotlight on Riesling: Rippon Riesling 2008

It would be easy to focus this entire spotlight on the Germans, given the sheer diversity, quantity and quality of Riesling from that land. However, Riesling has also made some

Apr
21

Spotlight on Riesling: Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Grosses Gewachs Riesling Trocken 2006

One of Riesling’s great qualities is the ease with which it is consumed. But what makes Riesling one of the greatest grapes in the world is its astounding ability, particularly

Apr
15

Spotlight on Riesling: Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2008

Germany is the heartland of Riesling. In particular, the Mosel is the most significant region and the vineyards of the Mittel Mosel comprise the largest stretch of great Riesling vineyards

Apr
12

Spotlight on Riesling: Karthauserhoff Eitelsbacher Karthauserhoffberg Riesling Auslese 2007

After all my voyages through tastings wines from obscure varieties and small regions across Europe and elsewhere, I find my love for white wine can be expressed as a simple