Tag: alsace

On the pour: Geisberg Grand Cru Riesling

Each month we put the spotlight on one of the wines available to taste in our London Shop. Here we take a closer look at an outstanding Grand Cru Riesling from one of Alsace’s most famous producers, Trimbach 2014 Riesling, Geisberg, Grand Cru, Trimbach, Alsace What is it? Glorious, glorious Riesling: talk to anyone at […]

A lesson in philosophy: André Ostertag

For wines golden in colour, backed by similarly illuminating words of wisdom, we sent Sophie McLean to an André Ostertag masterclass, to find out what makes him, his wines, and his Grand Cru Muenchberg vineyard site tick What strikes me most about André Ostertag is his “joined-up way of thinking”. Forgive the cliché, but this […]

‘German? It must be sweet – I won’t like it…’

Many wine-drinkers make this leap – and miss some stunning wines. Modern German wines range from dry and appetising to gloriously sweet… but which is which? In an extract from our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine: A wine course with digressions, Catriona Felstead MW reveals all. Knowing what’s in a tall, elegant Alsace or […]

What to drink in 2015: Alsace, Austria, Germany

In our series investigating which bottles you should be drinking this year, Laura Atkinson-Godwin takes a look at the noble whites of northern Europe, telling you which Alsatian, Austrian and German bottles to open over the coming year. The tricky question of what to drink and when continues to challenge us, never truer for the complex […]