Baden for Beginners

If you don’t already know about the wines of Baden/Germany, you’re missing out. Time to explore…

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Weingut Dr Heger, Ihringen, Baden/Germany

One of the [many] perks of living here astride three borders (France, Germany, Switzerland) is that we’re within striking distance of some fine vineyards, each with their own distinctive grape varieties and winemaking styles. When stocks of Riesling, Gewurz or Muscat dip below danger levels, we head up to Alsace’s Route des Vins. To top up on the Pinot family… Continue reading Weingut Dr Heger, Ihringen, Baden/Germany

Favourite Holiday Wines (sparklers and still whites)

Before slinking off to the bottle bank with the evidence of our Christmas excesses, I had fun fishing bottles out of the wheelie bin, reliving the memories of the ones we especially relished and which we’ll buy again if the opportunity arises – and making a a mental note of which ones not to bother… Continue reading Favourite Holiday Wines (sparklers and still whites)

Another Bull’s Eye for Fritz Wassmer’s Spätburgunder

Fritz Wassmer has done it again! Last year he took the over-£10 Pinot Noir Regional Trophy in the Decanter World Wine Awards with his Spätburgunder XXL 2007. This year his 2009 walked off with the International Trophy. The tasting notes evoke ‘raspberries, wild herbs, sweet spices – fragrant and luscious with a crisp but soft… Continue reading Another Bull’s Eye for Fritz Wassmer’s Spätburgunder