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7 episodes, 3 hours 53 mins
Ernst Loosen of the Dr Loosen Estate on Riesling
Ernst Loosen took over the Dr Loosen Estate from his father in 1988 and grows Riesling in the Mosel in Germany. We chat to Ernst about his world famous wine estate and Riesling.
Today's show is all about Riesling from Germany, tasting: - Avelsbacher Hammerstein Kabinett 2001 from Weinbaudomaene Trier ($13) - Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2001 from WWE. Dr. H. Thanisch ($12) - Schloss Vollrads Spatlese 2001 ($25)
Summer Wines - Riesling
This week we continue of series on our favorite types of wine for summer with Riesling.Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany but it's grown all over the world.
Ep 087: The Grape Miniseries: Discovering Riesling w Expert Stuart Piggott
The Grape Miniseries returns with a very special edition! Riesling expert Stuart Piggott joins us to give the low down on this exquisite but often misunderstood grape. This is a not-to-miss conversation with an entertaining, funny, NORMAL Riesling guru! After gossiping about why a lot of wine experts are disconnected from normal people we cover stuff like: The origins of the grape Terroir's effect on Riesling Style variation by place (Alsace,Australia, Austria, the US, Canada and more) Growing Riesling and making it The "petrol" note and spritz in the wine -- WHAT are they? The sweetness factor How to tell if something is sweet or dry by looking at the bottle and how to find a dry wine Food pairings with Riesling How to shop for Riesling to get the style you want Next time we focus on Germany, the home and holy land of the grape! Thanks for listening! Enjoy! _________________________________________________________________ Thanks to our sponsor, audible.com. Get a FREE audiobook dow...
Ep 088: The Grape Miniseries: German Riesling w Expert Stuart Piggott (Part 2)
This week is a continuation of Episode 87, but this time it's all about the most confusing but rewarding aspect of Riesling: German Riesling. Expert Stuart Piggott and I discuss the highest quality regions, sweetness and dryness scales, and how to shop to get what you want. Another don't miss episode! Thanks for listening! Enjoy! _________________________________________________________________ Thanks to our sponsor, audible.com. Get a FREE audiobook download atwww.audibletrial.com/winefornormalpeople. There are more than 100,000 titles to choose from, including some great wine books, for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player. And thanks for listening! We can't wait to hear from you! If you've got a question you want us to answer, post it we'll include it on the show! ____________________________________________________________________ Podcast music: "Café connection" bymorgantj/CC BY 3.0, 2009 - Licensed under Creative CommonsAttribution (3.0)Map: Licensed under theCreative C...
Ep. 027 Scott Sisemore, To Make a Riesling
This episode is focused completely on Riesling. Scott Sisemore, who is the man behind Waxwing Wine Cellars, began making only Pinot noir and Syrah, then when the time came to add a white wine to his portfolio made a very deliberate decision to make Riesling. Unlike many other white wines, Riesling requires a vintner to strategize a intentional style of final wine, and then a plan for its vinification. After tasting through the full range of styles of Riesling, particularly focusing on the level of final sweetness and its balance with acidity, Scott set out to create his Waxwing Riesling. During our conversation Scott recounts the methods and challenges that he has encountered during the initial vintages of his experience struggling with Riesling. A good winemaker can create a sound winemaking plan. A great winemaker can assess the realities of a difficult situation and adjust at every step of winemaking. This episode is full of Scott's experiences grappling with the fickle varietal ...
Episode 14 - Enigmatic Riesling
German Riesling can be enigmatic. Searingly bone dry to decadently sweet Riesling candisplay awide variety of quality levels and styles. The riddle of Riesling is tied to it's tightrope act of acidity and delicious fruity sweetness. Germany's cool northerly grape growing climate, with a diverse topography punctuated by steep hillside vineyards composed of slate and shale, and the tension of acidity vs sweetness in the finished wine is what makes great Riesling so unique and impossible for other grape growing regions to duplicate. In this show you will learn what Riesling taste like, the different regions where it's cultivated, how to read the labels, how to better judge if a bottle is likely to be dry semi dry or sweet and hopefully a great deal more. Join Vino101 as we navigate tongue twisting winery, village and site names and attempt to decode old fashioned labels and the constantly changing wine label terminology that is the world of German Riesling.
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