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Our first meeting in 2012 took place in the beginning of february and this time we chose the Restaurant Rossetya in Bukarest. A very good choice and in everyone’s name I want to thank the entire staff for a perfect service and a successful evening. I would particular like to thank our sommelier, who prepared and served us all the wines in a very professional way. Also the outstanding glass supply has to be mentioned. Unfortunately in Romania that’s still no implicitness and therefore we are always very grateful for this kind of granted service. After dinner with some Romanian .....

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A good bottle of wine is always better when it’s shared with good friends. So we gathered together to celebrate the new years eve, to enjoy a “black & white”dinner and to kill a few bottles of interesting wines. Here now an extract with what we shortened the time to the turn of the year :
Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies): Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
2006 Meursault “Le Limozin” Michel Bouzereau & FilsFranceBurgundyChardonnay 0,75 l natural cork 13.00 vol.% dry white III .....

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Rheingau Riesling of the 80’s

December 9, 2011

Year: Wine:   Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies): Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1988 Steinberger Riesling Spätlese “Steigwein” Staatsweingüter EltvilleGermanyRheingau Riesling 0,75 l cork 9.00 vol.% sweet white III

During the last years we tried a lot of wines from this well known producer because they are very reliable especially concerning older vintages. “Steigwein” means “auction wine”. Every year Kloster Eberbach auctions smaller lots of wines, which the producers consider to be special or at least very good. And as a proof this one .....

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Good old times ? – 5 white classics

May 4, 2011

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies): Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
1990 “Le MD” Henri Bourgeois France Sancerre (Loire) Sauvignon Blanc 0,75 l cork 12.50 vol.% dry white III

The grapes for this wine have been harvested from the “Côte des Monts Damnés“ – cursed mountains or simply “MD”. A very steep hillside with a special soil (shell limestone/clay) offers excellent conditions for classic, mineral Sauvignon Blancs. And who still thinks that SB cannot age and should be consumed in its .....

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German Riesling – “Spätlese” vs “Grosses Gewächs/Erstes Gewächs”

November 5, 2010

05.11.2010
After a longer period of time, when most of the German Riesling wines just bobbed up and down at the international level in recent years more and more are re-entering the international stage and attracting attention again. Not least because of the new classification of first growths like “Grosses Gewächs” and “Erstes Gewächs” (depends on the region). But what exactly is the difference between a normal “Spätlese” and a “Grosses Gewächs/Erstes Gewächs” ? Is this just a marketing strategy to obtain more money for the same wine or is there really a substantially difference ? To gain a small insight .....

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1971 Riesling Auslese “Rauenthaler Gehrn” Versteigerungswein Kloster Eberbach

June 22, 2010

19.06.2010
A perfect bottle (high-fill), a perfect year (1971), a variety with a big aging potential (Riesling) and a famous producer – the scene has been set for pure wine pleasure. And indeed ! This wine was german Riesling at its best. Almost 40 years old and still no signs of age or tiredness but pure elegance and, yes, minerally freshness. The light yellow and crystal clean color with its soft green gleam would have fit also a wine at least 35 years younger. And so did the nose. Do you know the feeling, to have a wine in front of .....

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