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Wine Tasting with Vinosseur – Georg Breuer Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir) 2005

Category: 1 WINE, 5 VIDEO WINE TASTING

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My favorite white grape….

The vineyards:

Rheingau, Germany

Rheingau, Germany

Pfalz, Germany

Pfalz, Germany

The grapes:

healthy grapes

healthy grapes

healthy grapes

healthy grapes

Botrytis Cinerea - noble rot

Botrytis Cinerea - noble rot

Botrytis Cinerea - noble rot

Botrytis Cinerea - noble rot

The glorious wine:

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, Pfalz

Dr. Bürklin-Wolf, Pfalz

Georg Breuer, Rheingau

Georg Breuer, Rheingau

Leitz, Rheingau

Leitz, Rheingau

Geltz Zilliken, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Geltz Zilliken, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

…and the winner is (in case you didn’t guess):

Riesling.

From bone dry to sweet.

When well made, is always a treat.

Category: 1 WINE, 9 WINE THOUGHTS, My favorite white grape….

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Wine Tasting with Vinosseur – Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Wachenheimer Riesling 2007

Category: 1 WINE, 5 VIDEO WINE TASTING, biodynamic wine

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Vinosseur at Twitter

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Wine Tasting with Vinosseur – 2007 Frank Cornelissen Rosso del Contadino 5

Category: 1 WINE, 5 VIDEO WINE TASTING, natural wine (100% living wine)

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Judging wine on its own, or with food?

Should a wine be tasted and judged on its own or with food?
I was out with a friend last night. A friend who happens to also be a wine importer of mainly US wines into Norway.
He had given me a bottle of wine to taste a few days earlier. A wine which some critics, outside Norway, give high marks to. I tasted it, and didn’t like it.  My feedback to him was that it smelled too much of yeast (as if the wine had too much stirring of the lees) and lacked that freshness I came to expect from the varietal in question.

On the palate, I also found the wine to be too thin and lacking acidity. Overall, a boring wine which I could not force myself to consume the entire bottle of.

His goal was to figure out what it was about the wine that i didn’t like.  He went on to say that I was supposed to enjoy the wine with Scallops. This got me thinking.
I am a firm believer that wine should be enjoyed with food. This being said, is it wrong to judge a wine solely on its own merits?
Personally, I feel that wine is best judged on its own, then paired with the proper food. Any good quality wine will work with food if the right dish is chosen. But a wine which I find to be of inferior quality, or that I just don’t like, that happens to work well with lets say scallops, isn’t a wine for me- even if the critics don’t always agree.

Category: 1 WINE, 8 FOOD, 9 WINE THOUGHTS, Judging wine on its own, or with food?

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Vinosseur is the company name of sommelier Joseph R. Di Blasi. Vinosseur.com is his web page where he writes about wine, food, restaurants and other gastronomic experiences.

Joseph has a special place in his heart for quality wines from the old world, especially France & Italy, with a strong focus on Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wines.

Joseph grew up in Italy and California, but left The States in 2002 and now resides in Poland.

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