For Your Reading Pleasure

RelaxingWe’ve been getting a lot of “ink” lately! (Maybe a reason to put that iPad or Kindle on your holiday list?) Put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of luscious Riesling, and enjoy a wine story or two. Cheers!

Wine Spectator: “29 Superb Rieslings” Bruce Sanderson’s new reviews of ripe, racy and pure Rieslings from Germany’s excellent 2009 vintage.

“Dr. Loosen Riesling Spätlese Mosel Wehlener Sonnenuhr 2009 Score: 93 | $30. Very seductive up front, delivering baked apple and peach flavors accented by smoke and mineral notes. The long, creamy finish offers hints of citrus peel. Very lush and buoyant. Drink now. —K.M.”

“Robert Weil Riesling Qualitätswein Trocken Rheingau Kiedrich Turmberg 2009 Score: 93 | $48 A pungent, aromatic white, with gooseberry, peony and spice on the nose. Racy and vividly flavored, with citrus intensity and a laserlike finish. A bit extreme, yet full of personality and a sense of place. Best from 2013 through 2022. 1,700 cases imported. —B.S.”

Chicago Tribune: “Don’t Be Chicken; Try Riesling” – Bill Daley pairs Eroica Riesling (our joint venture with Chateau Ste. Michelle) with spicy, barbecued drumsticks.

Food & Wine: “Asian-American Thanksgiving” – The November issue of Food & Wine Magazine recommends our 2009 Dr. L Riesling with Joann Chang’s Thai Red-Curry Squash Soup recipe, on page 185. Click on the red headline to see the recipe.

Wine Spectator Magazine: The December 15 issue features our 2009 Dr. Loosen Riesling Spätlese Wehlener Sonnenuhr, along with several other Mosel Rieslings, in the “Savvy Shopper” column on page 36 with full tasting notes. Other Dr. Loosen and Robert Weil wines are in the buying guide at the back of the magazine, pp 157-158.