Category Archives: Riesling

A long weekend wine to beat the heat

2009 Studert-Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Reisling Kabinett Mosel, Germany LCBO# 970192 $18.95

There is nothing better than a long weekend with flawless weather. For the past three days, I have been hanging out with the family in the wild’s of Canada’s north catching some sun, eating way to much and drinking some great white wine. I don’t know what it is, but a chilled Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Riesling seems to act like sunscreen for the soul. Draining a bottle of a racy white on a hot summer afternoon makes everything seem to go a bit slower so you can get every last drop of relaxation out of your extra day off work. This week’s wine was the one that put me in my happy place and made me wish that everyday could be a long weekend.

The 2009 Studert-Prüm Riesling Kabinett from Germany’s Mosel region is an off-dry wine with refreshing flavours of lemon, fresh lime, white peach, apricot with a sweet floral note that intertwines the fruit. The wine has incredible acidity that counter-balances the sweetness and makes it vibrant and thirst-quenching. With only 8.1% alcohol, the 2009 Studert-Prüm will let you enjoy your afternoon without knocking you out for the count like so many other high alcohol wines might. This wine can age, but to get the most refreshing experience, drink it ASAP. Perhaps on your next sunny weekend afternoon.
I would recommend pairing the Studert-Prüm with a fresh green salad and a light vinaigrette dressing. As for cheese, I would recommend trying it with a brie or a chèvre.

At $18.95, this is a well made wine at a pretty good value. With a month left in summer (I know…what a downer) I recommend running out and picking up a bottle of this great white wine…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think by commenting below. If you’re not following me yet on Twitter, you can find me at


Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Germany, Riesling, White Wine


Good Riesling from Oz! Who knew?

2006 Pikes Traditionale Riesling, Claire Valley, Australia $17.95 LCBO #066894

Ok…the secret is out…I love Riesling! Hands down, it is one of the most drinkable and food friendly wines out there. The problem is not enough of us are out there trying it. That has to change!

We all know that Australia produces some excellent Chardonnay, but in South Australia’s Claire Valley, it’s Riesling that is king. The 2006 Pikes Traditionale Rieslng is an exceptional example of what a Claire Valley Riesling can be. It has well defined flavours of lemon, lime, red delicious apple, and a hint of gasoline. (Yeah…I know it sounds weird but trust me on this one.) It also has a great acidic zing to it that holds all the flavours together. I would recommend serving this wine with spicy Thai food or even a salmon ceviche.

At $17.95, Pikes Traditionale Riesling is an amazing value, but the hidden secret about this wine is that it will age beautifully and can be drunk any time over the next 10 years…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think.

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Posted by on July 21, 2008 in Australia, Riesling, White Wine


German wine is awesome!!

2006 Darting Riesling Kabinett, Dürkheimer Michaelsberg, Pfalz, Germany $15.95LCBO #950212

This week’s wine is from one of the most underrated regions in the world. Germany has long been known for sickly sweet wines like Black Tower and Blue Nun. Trust me…those days are over.

This very well crafted German Riesling from the Pfalz region has flavours of grapefruit and honey with a slight fizzy kick that brings the whole package together. This is the perfect wine to pair with Chinese food or just to have on it’s own.

At $15.95, I would recommend that if you have never tried a German wine this should be the one. So get down to the LCBO and pick up a bottle…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think.

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Posted by on May 12, 2008 in Germany, Riesling, White Wine

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