In 1995 Brian Sewell predicted, sarcastically, in a column in the London Evening Standard, that the proposed new Tate Modern at Bank-side would 'gentrify the whole of South-wark, Bermondsey and Lambeth, educate the working classes, divert the taste of teenagers from hamburgers and coke to oysters and Piesporter
, increase the gross national product, and bring down the price of bread'.
The riesling grape is the king in all areas and it is always stated on the bottle with (in most cases) the name of the town and vineyard -such as Piesporter
Michelsberg or Rudesheimer Rosengarten.
Compare that, too, with the off-dry knife-edged steely Piesporter
Goldtropfchen Spatlese 2002 (pounds 16) from the Mosel.
Superior in taste and character and providing an outstanding price/value relationship] (95) Reuscher-Haart Piesporter
Riesling 2008 (Germany).
Michelsberg Riesling Kabinett: A refreshing, fruit-driven Riesling with ripe flavors of Granny Smith apple and peach.
WINE EXTRAS IF you're feeling flush, I can warmly recommend two more stunning wines from Von Kesselstatt courtesy of Michael Jobling: Piesporter
Goldtr|pfchen Riesling Sptlese 2006 is ripe and honeyed, sweet and mouth-filling, with an acidity that's more orangey than lemon (pounds 19.
I don't know my Bernkasteler Doktor from my Piesporter
, so I took every opportunity to further my education during our stops.
Summer fruit and Moselle jelly: Serves 4: 125g sugar: 150ml water, plus 3 tbsp: 15g gelatine: 350ml Moselle wine - Piesporter
, or try Cariad Blush for sheer luxury: 250g fresh or frozen Summer fruits: Red currants on the vine and mint to decorate: Method: Dissolve 25g of the sugar in the 3 tablespoons of water, then boil for 1 minute.
Consumer demand has moved away from the existing assortment of Liebfraumilch, Hock and Piesporter
, and for the last 15 years our industry did not react.
Firstly, it is real expertise knowing which wine is from a very generalised area and of no great quality such as a Piesporter
Michelsberg or which is from a more specific site renowned for quality such as Piesporter
The Deinhard wines are handsomely repackaged for the launch, emphasizing fine varietals (Riesling Dry, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris) and a short range of traditional wines from the Rhein and the Mosel, such as Piesporter
Riesling and the classic Deinhard Green Label white wine from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer.
Many German wine makers, especially the younger generation, are concerned that names like Piesporter
Michelsberg and especially Niersteiner Gutes Domtal, have become so devalued by poor wine that they have decided to make a clear break with the past.