Listen to The rest of us weren't left thirsty either, as we sipped on a brandy-infused creamy Rudesheimer
coffee while listening to a running commentary on the castles we were passing on both banks - from solitary towers to ruined fortresses, plus sprawling mansions and quaint hotels.
DINNER: Restaurant Rudesheimer
Schloss, Drosselgasse, 65385 Rudesheim, Tel: +49 (0) 06722 90500, ruedesheimer-schloss.com ROOM: Bolognarostrasse 100, 65929 Frankfurt, Tel: +49 (0)69 33002 937, lindner.de NEED TO KNOW M | | MIKE SMITH travelled with Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn via Frankfurt.
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
He asserts his (mainly argumentative) authority by a simple continuation of the dazzling figurative constellation: the whole polemic itself will not fail to earn the narrator "a good barrel of Rudesheimer
wine" (131), the consumption of which will metonymically turn the painful confrontation with the fierce antagonist into a delectable result.
*** (96) Weingut Josef Leitz Riesling, Rudesheimer
Berg Kaisersteinfels Feinherb Rheingau 2005 (Germany).
His wines are powerful and expressive, and his Trocken, Rudesheimer
Bischofsberg Spatlese 2003 was wonderfully aromatic and spicy.
"For three generations, wine has been the first thing we [the Breuer family] think about." Slim, bespectacled, with thick, dark red hair, Breuer manages the Rudesheimer
Schloss, the family's restaurant and hotel in the Drosselgasse in Rudesheim.
Federal Republic of Germany - Bernkasteler Doctor (Doktor), Deidesheimer, Dexheimer Doktor, Erbacher Marcobrunn, Forster, Forster Jesuitengarten Graacher Himmelreich, Liebfraumilch, Leibfrauenmilch, Mosel, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Ockfener Bockstein, Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Peisporter Michelsberg, Piesporter Treppchen, Rudesheimer
, Scharzhofberger, Schloss Johannisberger, Schloss Vollrads, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Zeller Schwarze Katz.
Sunday morning began with Rudesheimer
inset Coffee - ferociously fortified with Ansbach brandy - and another tasting at a winery, leaving little time for a cable car ride to the Niederwald monument built in the late 19th century to mark the creation of the German empire.
If you fancy a tipple, a Rudesheimer
coffee with a shot of brandy comes highly recommended.
Magdalenenkreuz Spatlese 2002 is well worth the journey to Oddbins, priced at pounds 9.99.
After our tour my girlfriend Verity and I duck into a cafe on the Drosselgasse, a famous party street, to avoid a sudden shower and enjoy the warm glow of a Rudesheimer
coffee made with local Asbach brandy.