von Hövel Oberemmeler Hutte Kabinett Riesling 2005, Germany

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is where its at on the restaurant seen. Much like the maxim of conversation ‘don’t talk about religion, politics or money’; or the golden rule of restaurants ‘don’t order chicken or pasta or anything else you could make at home’ – I think a third rule wish to add is, ‘when you’re dining out, don’t order Pino Gris or Merlot.’ Pinot Gris is the chicken of , if that makes sense – but Riesling can often add something special, and as the flavour profile of the Western culinary experience changes to using zest, rind and Thai-style spices, so we need to choose wines with more exotic flavour profiles. This von Hovel is bursting with fruit-salad and citrus flavours, and is an incredibly crisp, succulent, racey and fresh smorgasbord of melons, lemon-peel, paw paw and fresh-cut pineapple. This wine is a testament to the potential of white wine to appeal to the youthful male palate.

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  • http://winecynic.com The Wine Cynic

    DO NOT DRINK RIESLING
    (First, it is white wine. White. Second, it is too inexpensive. Appreciators of this honeyed crap enjoy access to its finest examples for a quarter of the price of real wine – The Cynic has been told that BOTTLES OF SCHLOSS JOHANNESBERG, KABINETT CAN BE PURCHASED FOR UNDER TWENTY DOLLARS. If The Cynic wanted to keep company with the dregs of society he would be a NASCAR fan, not a wine lover. Leukemia is better than populism.) (read more)

  • http://winecynic.com The Wine Cynic

    DO NOT DRINK RIESLING
    (First, it is white wine. White. Second, it is too inexpensive. Appreciators of this honeyed crap enjoy access to its finest examples for a quarter of the price of real wine – The Cynic has been told that BOTTLES OF SCHLOSS JOHANNESBERG, KABINETT CAN BE PURCHASED FOR UNDER TWENTY DOLLARS. If The Cynic wanted to keep company with the dregs of society he would be a NASCAR fan, not a wine lover. Leukemia is better than populism.) (read more)

  • http://winecynic.com The Wine Cynic

    Also- The Cynic appreciates your support and he will see to it that your efforts are rewarded.

  • http://winecynic.com The Wine Cynic

    Also- The Cynic appreciates your support and he will see to it that your efforts are rewarded.

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