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The German wine Enigma

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Germany has long been an enigma in the wine world. With prices now leveling out at similar to those prices charged for the same wines at the turn of the last century. Fashion has changed but not really the wines. Maybe they are being made very slightly drier than the wines of 100 years ago, […]

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Bremer Ratskeller by Christine Austin

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Christine Austin, the Yorkshire Post wine critic recently discovered our range of German wines from Bremer Ratskeller. Writing in the Yorkshire Post Magazine on Saturday 10th October 2009 Christine says: “The other way to unravel the complexities of German wines is to try some that have been pre-selected for you, and Barrels and Bottles, on […]

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von Schleinitz in Wine Spectator

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Wine Spectator recently tasted the 2007 vintage range of wines from von Schleinitz with positive results: Koberner Weissenberg Rielsing Spätlese – 91“Firm and focused, with peach and citrus notes matched to ample flesh in the middle. It’s all nicely balanced, with a plenty of mineral on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2016″Koberner Weisenberg Riesling […]

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Return to German Roots

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As part of the Wine Schoppen Group we have a long heritage in the supply of German wines in the UK. This peaked in 1991 with Wine Schoppen winning the coveted German Specialist of the Year Award by the Which Wine Guide. With an ever increasing barrage of wines from the New World it is […]

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Kuhling Gillot hosts German Riesling v Rest of World Tasting

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German wine-maker Kuhling-Gillot, Rheinhessen was the venue for a televised tasting comparing mature German Riesling with great dry wines of the world. The rest of the World included Corton Charlemagne, Chevalier Montrachet and Chave Hermitage Blanc amongst others. Located at Bodenheim, the Kuhling Gillot winery was the venue for 20 experts (including Jancis Robinson) to […]

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