Germany

Raimund Prüm Mosel Dry Riesling 2018

The Story The Raimund Prüm Mosel Dry Riesling is a $6.99 ALDI exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Mosel district of Germany. There are a few interesting and unique details with less than 7 buck Riesling. First, you remember that ALDI is a German company and has great buying power in Europe and especially Germany. Second,…

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Clean Slate Riesling 2016

In this podcast episode, we start with a clean slate: Clean Slate Riesling 2016 Drink it with your turkey this Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrim!

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Blue Nun Winemaker’s Passion Riesling 2014

The Blue Nun Winemaker’s Passion Riesling 2014 is sourced from Qualitätswein (translate to quality wine, the top German quality category) vineyards in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. The Blue Nun brand started in 1923 with the 1921 vintage. It was created to simplify German wine for wine drinkers outside of Germany who couldn’t read the…

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WTF !!! Pinot Noir

The non vintage WTF !!! Pinot Noir is a medium sweet wine sourced from vineyards in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. WTF !!! is made by TXT Cellars who also offer LOL !!! Riesling, OMG !!! Chardonnay and CYA !!! Shiraz along with a few others. Rheinhessen is the largest grape growing region in Germany…

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St. Gisbertus Holiday Chardonnay

The St. Gisbertus Holiday Chardonnay is a $5.99 Aldi’s import exclusive. This is a non-vintage Chardonnay using IGP (new designation for Vin de Pays wines) D’Oc (the Languedoc) grapes but the wine is bottled in Germany, Aldi’s is a German company. To be honest, I bought this wine for the bottle, the front label serves…

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Cupcake Vineyards Riesling 2011

The  Cupcake Vineyards Riesling  is sourced from vineyards located in the Mosel Valley of Germany. The vineyards in the Mosel Valley are planted on steep slopes that run down to the Moselle River and Riesling comprises about 60% of all the grapes grown. Cupcake Vineyards is one of UnderDog Wine Merchants labels and UnderDog is…

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St Gisbertus Silver Moon Dornfelder Blood Red

The St Gisbertus Silver Moon Dornfelder Blood Red is a non-vintage $4.99 Aldi’s import exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Rheinhessen region (the largest grape growing area in Germany) located on the left bank of the Rhine River.  Dornfelder is a recently created grape (1979, no, it is not a mutant) and it is popular…

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Valckenberg Gewurztraminer 2010

Gewurztraminer (guh – wertz – trah – meaner) is a hard wine to pin down. Sometimes it’s sweet, sometimes it’s oily, sometimes it’s effervescent, and other times…it is none of these things. So when I picked up Valckenberg’s 2010 Gewurztraminer for $13.99 at Whole Foods, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was surprised to…

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Top Five Things To Drink This Valentines Day

Lovers! In the words of Jim Gaffigan, “Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January!” What should we be drinking with our hotties? Wine, of course – A.K.A. “the ultimate aphrodisiac“. How about Champagne? For Valentines Day it’s a no-brainer. They go hand-in-hand like wine and cheese. Like wine and chocolate. After all, Champagne’s for…

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Schloss Biebrich Sekt

The Schloss Biebrich Sekt, a Trader Joe’s ($4.99) exclusive, is a non vintage Sparkling wine produced in Germany. Sekt is to Germany, what Cava is to Spain and Prosecco and Spumante is to Italy, their national version of Sparkling wine. This Sekt is made by Henkell & Co., the second largest producer of Sekt in…

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N.V. Loosen Bros. “Dr. L” Sparkling Riesling

This time of year, the most common question we get asked is probably, “What wine would go with my Thanksgiving dinner?”  Well when wondering what to pair with an all-American meal of turkducken, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, why not go German? I mean, nothing pairs with your Turkey Day meal quite like an…

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Superstition Riesling/Pinot Blanc

The Superstition Riesling/Pinot Blanc is 51% Riesling and 49% Pinot Blanc sourced from the Reinhessen region of Germany. They have been making wine in Reinhessen since Caesar came marching thru, way back when and 70% of the wines produced here come from white wine grapes. Pinot Blanc is an unstable mutation of the Pinot Noir…

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2010 Monchhof Estate Riesling

The Monchhof Estate Riesling is 100% Riesling grown from vineyards near Urzig, Germany. The Monchhof (translates to “Monks House”) Winery was started on a charter from the Pope in 1177, there is a stone Roman wine press on the site that dates back to Roman times. The current Estate buildings and wine cellar were completed…

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