Germany Archive

Prüm Day

Last Thursday was very much Prüm day at C&B. Dr Katharina Prüm arrived at our offices in mid morning and led a fascinating and detailed tasting for the team talking about the history of this great (over-used word but not here) estate, the vineyard holdings, the wines and how they...
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Schloss Schönborn Dinner – Hong Kong

(English Translation Below) 有650多年歷史的Schloss Schönborn是由一個家族私人擁有的德國葡萄酒莊園。現在雖有多間傳統酒莊都是由各大百貨經營,但Schloss Schönborn經過18代守業至今,實在難得。 我們於10月17日在一星Michelin餐廳 - 桃花源舉辦Schloss Schönborn酒宴,並邀請了Herr Marcel Von den Benken到香港參與是次晚宴。餐廳雖沒華麗的裝飾,但客人可於舒適的環境享受佳餚美酒。 Rheingau Riesling QbA, Schloss Schönborn 2009作為第一隻佳釀展開了晚宴的序幕。 清新、有活力、非常充足的白色的果性。 以Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Schönborn 2003 和 Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Spatlese,Schloss Schönborn 2007配上三小碟的手拍青瓜、醬油滷豆腐和脆皮燒腩仔。前者幹身、清爽、很多礦物氣息及少許辛辣香料。後者是單一果園Marcobrunn,果性非常,而有足夠的酸來平衡酒質,甜美悠揚。 主菜方面,以玻璃明蝦球、椒鹽炸原隻鮮蟹鉗及西芹炒海青斑球等海鮮為主,遂以4種Riesling配襯。Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Spatlese, Schloss Schönborn 2008 – medium intensity、不太重身、少甜、還有點dry-finish;Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg Riesling Spatlese Lothar Franz Schloss Schonborn 2001 – 非常complex、黃梅、濃,還有汽油礦物的味道,以致由基本至陳年複雜變化的味道;Rudesheimer...
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Corney & Barrow In the Press

   The top 10 at Corney & Barrow  18 Aug 2011 by Richard Hemming, JancisRobinson.com Corney & Barrow very kindly offered subscribers to this site some free tickets to their summer tasting in June. They didn't come without a catch, however, since I asked the lucky few to rank and score their top...
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The 2008 Burgundy Tasting…with Alsace, Germany and older vintages!

Last Thursday saw the 2008 Burgundy release tasting at the Tower of London, a venue we are making our “tasting home” for the time being. The format was a pretty tried and trusted one with a press and trade preview from 3pm till 5.30pm and then from 6pm till 8.30pm...
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A great meal……..14 bts of quality….well 13

Tuesday was UGC (Union de Grand Cru) day when the trade and press gathers to taste the recently bottle vintage in this case 2007. I felt the wines were better than I expected. My picks of the reds were Domaine de Chevalier, Gazin, La Lagune and Leoville Poyferre. The sweet whites were...
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Howard Ripley Germany 2008 tasting

Last Thursday I tasted 50+ german wines at Howard Ripley tasting, I have dealt with Sebastian Thomas there for years now and it was a pleasure to be able to make it - even if I had to cycle across town due to the tube strikes! The tasting was with the...
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