Showing 60 Result(s)
taste by flemming

John Malkovich

What an honour to have John Malkovich, the renowned and sometimes controversial American actor and film producers, be our guest in one of the IMW 10th Symposium discussion sessions, hosted by MCs Susie and Peter Barrie, a married MW couple. Here he is with the „internal team“ of MWs who executed the symposium. John talked …

taste by flemming

Old & Rare

No, this is not about us, but about an extraordinary tasting on the final day of the IMW Symposium in Wiesbaden. Eight decades of wine history were discussed and tasted: over 70 year old Tawny Port from Taylor’s (especially bottled for the symposium); 1955 Gonzalez Byass Oloroso Sherry (also the year of the inauguration of …

taste by flemming

Patisserie par excellence

If there was a Guide Michelin for patissiers, Daniel Rebert, patissier and chocolatier with his eponymous shop in Wissembourg in Alsace, would be top of the tree. Fortunately he is generous with his skills and came to Heidelberg to teach master patissier students how to make the best out of chocolate and co. Pictured here …

Wine of the moment

Austrian delights

That unmistakable label. An icon. And Schütt, an extraordinary site in Austria’s Wachau, for both Riesling and Grüner Veltliner, with cooling winds from the north giving herbal notes of dill despite the warmth of the 2018 vintage. A mix of apricot and marzipan with some white pepper intermingled with acacia honey. Complex, concentrated and poised, …

Wine of the moment

„House champagne“

Everyone needs one: a house Champagne that is. Ours comes from brother and sister team, Nicolas and Clotilde Chuavet who are masters of the vineyards and cellar respectively, in Rilly en Champagne in the Montagne de Reims. Their Champagnes do not undergo malo and hence have citrus-fresh structure and longevity, yet without losing out on …

taste by flemming

Italien’s Weinvielfalt – Fluch oder Segen

Masterclass mit Alison Flemming, Master of Wine Knapp 600 verschiedene Rebsorten sind in Italien offiziell registriert – berücksichtigt man die zahlreichen Synonyme, sind es in Wirklichkeit wohl noch viel mehr. Die Welt der italienischen Weine scheint nicht zuletzt deshalb unendlich komplex und viele Endverbraucher begnügen sich mit dem absoluten Minimun, den drei bekannten “Ps”: Prosecco, …

Wine of the moment

Stand to attention please!

The Feldmarschall has been a cult wine for several decades. Just goes to show what a 1000 metre high, south-facing single vineyard mountain site, Fenner, in Kurtatsch, South Tirol (and a lot of TLC) can do for that once maligned grape variety, Müller Thurgau. Originally believed to be a crossing from 1882 of Riesling and …