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31 Days of German Riesling – starts Monday 1st July with 25% discount

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The annual 31 Days of German Riesling starts Monday with wines from Freiherr von Schleinitz, Mosel taking centre stage all next week. Their entire range of Riesling wine from QbA to Auslese is available for tasting with a massive 25% discount off ALL German Riesling wines throughout July. Quick facts about German Riesling: 1. With […]

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31 Days of German Riesling

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Watch out for our 31 days of Riesling German Riesling event from 1st July to 31st July 2012. Our German expert Matt Thompson will be available in-store to showcase these fantastic food friendly wines. If we have enough requests he will even wear his lederhosen – yes – he does in fact own a pair! […]

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Matt gets ready for his trip to Germany

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Retail sales manager Matt Thompson fought off stiff competition to win a trip to Germany. German Riesling week saw wine merchants in the UK focus attention on all things German Riesling. Backed with a national campaign Matt redesigned the shop to ensure maximum impact. Says Matt : “As part of the Wine Schoppen Group we […]

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Germany unveils extreme 2010 wine vintage

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An unusual combination of high must density and high acidity has produced very concentrated wines with great ageing potential; a sharp contrast with the soft, youthful appeal of 2009. Speaking to the drinks business at a tasting of German 2010s held in London yesterday by Justerini & Brooks, Saar winemaker Hanno Zilliken characterised 2010 as […]

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German vintner discovers World War Two wine cache

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A German vintner acting on a hunch uncovered a hidden trove of wine untouched since 1945. Andreas Neymeyer discovered 500 bottles under a cellar staircase while clearing out a burned-out building on his 38 hectare (94 acre) vineyard in southern Germany shortly before Christmas. “It was my uncle’s idea,” Neymeyer told Reuters. “I was preparing […]

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