Starting this week with a big congrats to Germany for their World Cup triumph. Let’s be fair, not the most impressive final I’ve ever seen, but they’ve done it, they’ve won it, and (most importantly) they’ve earned their country’s most famous wine export a place as NWTW’s Week 28. Boys and girls we’re off to Germany for Riesling!
This’ll be a week that will get people pretty happy. Riesling, as soon as you know what to look for on a label, is a fantastic wine, made it lots of different styles. I’m mostly going to go for the dry styles, but feel free to mix it up a bit yourselves and drink whatever you fancy.
This is also the first week this year where we’ve repeated a grape. In week one we did Aussie Riesling, so here’s a good time to get out your old tasting notes and have a compare.
My picks this week are:
Sainsbury’s Dr Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling, £13.00
Asda’s Dr Loosen Riesling, £7.45
Spirited Wines’ Reichsrat von Buhl Rielsing, Trocken, Pfalz, £13.32
Vinmonopolet’s Dr Loosen Riesling, NOK 100
Germans lifting the world cup from the BBC website