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Posted by Barbara Green, Mar 1, 2013.

Hi! I'm not a newbie to wine, having gotten a great education from a former local winemonger, but I feel I'm always learning. Since I love gourmet cooking, it was only natural that I should learn everything I can about the best wines to use and serve.

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Reply by EMark, Mar 1, 2013.

Welcome, Barbara.  You will, in fact, learn something every day at Snooth.  There are some many participants with so much knowledge, and so much experience, and so many opinions.

But guess what.  We will learn from you.

So, where do you live and what kind of wine preferences do you have?

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Reply by Barbara Green, Mar 2, 2013.

I live in a western suburb of Chicago. Right now I'm really into Pinot Noir, but last year it was Cab Sauv, so who knows what it will be later? As for whites, Sauvignon Blanc is a favorite. I tend to like things dry.

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Reply by amour, Mar 3, 2013.

Welcome, Barbara!

Have you tasted any Rieslings at all?

 

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Reply by Barbara Green, Mar 3, 2013.

Yesa, but not one I could name. Maybe Sonne?

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Reply by amour, Mar 3, 2013.

Dry Riesling, best served at 52F / 11C, pairs so very well with Thai and Chinese cuisine!

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Reply by Barbara Green, Mar 4, 2013.

Well, I loveThai so I'll have to give the two a try together. Do you have a favorite?

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Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2013.

This year, I am making every effort to support wine made in the U.S.A., even though I love French Wines mainly!

Try a Dr.Frank Riesling/ Finger Lakes!

I have had Dr.Frank and I can say: very good indeed!

I have also had Australian: Jacob's Creek Reserve Riesling, and very recently another Australian from Rosemount Estate, Diamond Label, that was 50% Traminer and 50% Riesling and it was far better than I expected; it was also inexpensive. The bottle of the Rosemount is very attractive...I will try to put on a photo specially for you, since I am really not into the photos!

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Reply by Barbara Green, Mar 4, 2013.

I'm very fond of the Australian wines. Especially their syrahs ands cabs.

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Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2013.

So...go on...try the Rosemount Estate/Eastern Australia Traminer/Riesling!

I am sure that you will find it in your state!

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Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2013.

By the way, I am attending yet another wonderful tasting, this month:

The Dr.Heidemanns-Bergweiler German Wine Tasting

( will let Snoothers know how the Rieslings come across )

I will taste:     Heidemanns Riesling Dry

                       Dr.Heidemanns Domfelder

                       Dr.Heidemanns Pinot Noir

                       Dr. Heidemanns Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett

                       Dr. Heidemanns Graacher Himmelrich Riesling Spatalese

                       and a few others like the  Riesling Auslese

                         

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Reply by amour, Mar 6, 2013.

I should mention that The Weingut Dr.Heidemanns Bergweiler is a renowned Middle Mosel/Germany Estate; producing highest quality Rieslings.

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Reply by Zuiko, Mar 6, 2013.

I have tasted quite a few Heidemanns-Bergweiler wines and they are special. Quality is based on the producer more than the vintage or location in Germany. 

 

Zuiko (Steve)

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Reply by amour, Mar 6, 2013.

I plan to report the Tasting on Snooth with photos too!

Thanks for sharing: I am indeed excited!

Steve, do you mind saying where you tasted yours?

Are you familiar with any other very very delicious wines??!!

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Reply by amour, Mar 6, 2013.

I trust your opinion Steve; if only because of your comments in the past.

Remember when you expressed, with great candour, that the Weingut Geil Riesling Kabinett 2011 was a complete waste of time?!!!!

I honestly felt the same way with some upon tasting them!!!

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Reply by Zuiko, Mar 6, 2013.

I found the Heidemanns-Bergweiler at Total Wine retailers.

 I have been tasting German wine since the '71 vintage, have worked for German wine importers and have spent some time over there. I have the right to be frank in my assessments I guess. I do remember writing that Geil review. The wine was junk. 

My favorites from Germany are:

Gebruder Simon - Losnich- Mosel

Hans Schweisthal - Urzig-Mosel

Vereinigte Hospitien- Trier - Mosel

Karl Joh. Molitor - Hattenheim- Rheingau

Schiffmann-Junk   --  Brauneberg- Mosel

M. Turbing Zeimet - Wiltingen -  Saar

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Reply by amour, Mar 6, 2013.

Thanks so very much for sharing, (Steve) ZUIKO!


I am attending the German Tasting, referred to in my post, at TOTAL WINE, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Cheers!

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Reply by amour, Mar 8, 2013.

Barbara, try also, Dr.Loosen Riesling Pfalz "Wolf"

or any of the Dr.Loosen.

You will be impressed!  I was!


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