Posts Tagged Dönnhoff


Getting Down With The Wine ABVs


Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, it wasn’t unusual to find wines with ABVs (alcohol by volume) of around 11%. Maybe 11.5%.  At least it wasn’t unusual on our dinner table when I was growing up in the 70s. With an Italian father, there was always wine with a meal, and always from Europe. But then the world got hotter. Viticulture and vinification improved. New World wines began flooding the Northern European market. And we started developing a taste for fruity, more powerful wines with ABVs of 13%, 14%, 15% and beyond. (more…)

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Wines I’ve Been Drinking


Many of my friends would avoid German Riesling like the plague because they still think it’s the sickly stuff their parents used to drink in the 70’s. But they are missing a treat, especially when it is as classy as this Riesling from Dönnhoff, one of Germany’s top producers.

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