German Pinot Noir came up trumps at a recent International Pinot Noir tasting, with seven of the judges top 10 wines coming from Germany. The blind tasting, which was judged by a world-class panel of wine experts including Jancis Robinson MW, Xavier Rousset MS and Peter McCombie MW, was organised by the German Wine Institute and chaired by Tim Atkin MW.
The Deutsche Weinstraße goes through many typical wine villages with timber- framed houses where vines are growing across the road. Once a year, on the last Sunday in August, on an event-filled day the entire German Wine Road is re- served for pedestrians and cyclists: an 80 kilometre long wine festival with more than 300,000 cyclists, walkers and skaters! More information about the German wine region of Pfalz at: www.pfalzwein.deKategorie: English
The town of Hoch- heim am Main is also located in the Rheingau region. This wine town with its famous wines is the origin of the term “Hock” for Rhine wine which is still used in Eng- land today. The term probably became popular after Queen Victoria visited Hochheim in 1845. Due to the good taste of the Hochheim wines and the benefits to health attributed to them the phrase “a good Hock keeps off the doc!” had established itself rather quickly. Even a century ago wines from the Rheingau were among the most ex- pensive on wine lists throughout the world, and especially in England. More information about the German wine region of Rheingau at: www.rheingauer-wbv.deKategorie: English