Grapes & Lager – White Tasters Pack Tasting Notes Hi Everyone, It’s Sean The Wine Guy here, and it’s that time again! Our June Taster’s Packs have been put together, and are ready to arrive on your doorstep in late June. This month three of the Wines came from 'Viva La France’. Having tasted these in the past 2 months, they’re a real treat for subscribers of this month’s Taster’s Pack. For our first French wine we take our tastebuds to a small hamlet near Bordeaux for their take on an excellent Savvy. Then we head to higher elevations 'and old...Read More
Those memories of drinking Black Tower Liebfraumilch in the late seventies have left an indelible mark on my drinking tastes that took several decades to shift. And thank goodness it did shift. For Riesling is now one of my favorite whites.
Because of our early drinking history, we are all pretty comfortable with the fact that the Riesling grape variety originated in the Rhine region of Germany.
With 900 years of History, Schloss Johannisberg is the oldest Riesling- Estate in the world, with its first documented vintage dated back 817 and since 1720 only Riesling is cultivated on its monopole vineyard. See Schloss Johannisberg 'Yellow Seal' QBA Riesling and Schloss Johannisberg 'Red Seal' Kabinett Riesling for a taste of history.Read More
This week’s White Wine Picks is a real mixture of both Australian and overseas whites. We again visit the Clare Valley for what we think is one of best unknown Rieslings of Australia. Then we are off overseas to Romania of all places to try one of the best whites we have tasted this year, a single vineyard aromatic dry white from the home of ‘Dracula’. Marq Wines get wild with Chardonnay, and then we finish off in the Alps of Italy. As always Grapes & Lager is about discovery and offering our members something a little different. All our Wine Picks...Read More
This Weeks Mix Bag Picks of the week is off to the Clare Valley, for what we think is one of the best unknown Rieslings in Australia. Our journey then takes us to one the best whites we tasted this year, an amazing single vineyard aromatic dry white from the home of ‘Dracula’. Next is a white blend from across the ditch inspired by one of our Tasters Club members (Thank you Gai!!). The Reds start off with a grape variety that is very famous in the Piedmont region of Italy, but made locally by one of Australia’s best. Marq Wines shows us an...Read More