Tag: Riesling

Germany 2016: against all the odds

As we launch our Germany 2016 offer, our Buyer Katherine Dart MW reports on the conditions of the 2016 vintage and the styles it produced The 2016 vintage defied expectation. The first half of the season was incredibly challenging because of the wet conditions, typified by the significant rainfall. Indeed, Johannes Selbach commented that this […]

Made for Riesling: Thai yellow prawn curry

We asked our Head Chef Stewart Turner to come up with the perfect recipe to match off-dry Riesling: he came up with this sumptuous spicy prawn curry, inspired by the flavours of Bangkok I’m a real fan of Thai food (well, I’ve yet to meet a cuisine that I don’t like…), but Thai is more […]

In pursuit of purity

With a continuing eye on Riesling this month, we caught up with the doyen of Austrian wine, Willi Bründlmayer to talk favourite grapes and wine fads. Sophie Thorpe reports At the turn of the millennium, Decanter magazine named Willi Bründlmayer as one of the 50 people most likely to change the face of the world […]

Germany: the home of Riesling

This month we’re talking about all things Riesling. Here we look at the grape’s native home, Germany, in an extract from our introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine. Riesling’s identity was forged in the steep valleys of western Germany. On the terraces above the rivers Rhein and Mosel (‘Rhine’ and ‘Moselle’, as they were anglicised) […]