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A Riesling Aperitif

The wine was a Ruppertsberger, Hoheburg 2009 Riesling Kabinett, just 10.5% alcohol and £6.50 from the Wine Society. It is decidedly off-dry; the WS rates it as a 3 on its 1 – 9 scale from bone dry to ultimate … Continue reading

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Pre-prandial Single-Vineyard Sauvignon from Chile

Last night, with roast chicken, we finished the two bottles of CdR we had started the day before. As an aperitif I opened a new Leyda, Garuma Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009 from Chile via the Wine Society. It’s a big … Continue reading

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Another Aperitif Sauvignon Blanc

Before the pork, below, we sipped a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that was new to us, The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Waihopai River which is from Marlborough where The Ned is the highest mountain. (Grapeguru has been up some mountains … Continue reading

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General Purpose House Whites, or Not

Today I was struck by the realisation that I can’t nominate a single general purpose white. White wines seem too different to me, and the blends that are supposed to be widely enjoyable lack the distinctive tastes that are the … Continue reading

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