Category Archives: German Wine

Eastern France Part 3 – Fritz Becker, Schweigen

The more geographically, or cartographically, inclined reader will immediately spot that Schweigen is not in France. In fact it is in Germany’s Pfalz region. So as I asked the other day in my introduction to this series of articles, what … Continue reading

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Strong and Stable – Howard Ripley 2016 Germans

When the world of politics is dissolving, you know that there are still a few remaining certainties in life, and one of those is that a Howard Ripley German Tasting will come up with the goods. Consistency is something the … Continue reading

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Real Wine Fair 2017, Part 1 – Austria & Germany

Real Wine is an event I really look forward to. Okay, 170 producers is an impossible task for anyone, and I reckon I’d need five days to do the Fair justice. But the Fair is very well organised (if you excuse … Continue reading

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Return to the Vaults Part 4 – Howard Ripley

In this final part of my article on March 2017’s Vaults Tasting I want to concentrate on the wines of Peter (Florian) Lauer, imported by Howard Ripley, but of course there were some other wines I had to try among the … Continue reading

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It’s GGs and Reds Time Again

Howard Ripley’s tastings are always a contrast to many of the other Autumn events on the calendar. First of all, you can guarantee sedate surroundings, this time in the Pensions Room at Gray’s Inn, tucked behind High Holborn and the … Continue reading

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Spring Treats – Four Recent Wines

Another rare foray into what I’ve been drinking at home amid the dust of a seven week building programme. It’s partly an excuse to tell you about the wine we drank on Sunday, but as is often the case, a … Continue reading

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More from Germany (Howard Ripley)

The second instalment of Howard Ripley’s Germans was presented at Middle Temple Hall Yesterday, comprising the dry whites and reds, with a few strangers thrown in for good measure (one of which was my Wine of the Day!). I don’t … Continue reading

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Not With a Bang but a “Wimps” Lunch

This is the way the world ends, or at least I hope so. Wimps lunches are so called because they are for people who only like one bottle each for lunch (although they actually allow for ten bottles between each … Continue reading

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Ode to a different kind of Wine Shop

If you read my Mosel Bridge post you’ll know I spent a few days down there last week. Not quite as long as I’d have liked, but long enough to do the two things I wanted to do most: buy … Continue reading

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A Bridge Too Far!

I don’t really want to labour the point. Much has been said far more eloquently and persuasively on this topic by others, including Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson, whose voices carry at least some weight. But I’d not visited the … Continue reading

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