Category Archives: Germany

Marina Alaimo – Acino Ebbro – Interview


Yesterday’s radio transmission is now available as a podcast: http://www.radiosiani.com/webradio/trasmissioni/item/4956-ole-udsen-ad-acino-ebbro.html Warning: In Italian! Mine is not so good, but I hope I make myself understood. When you get to the page, click the “qui” in “Per ascoltare il podcast clicca … Continue reading

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Stop the Mosel Bridge project


I am generally not favourably inclined towards single-case protests against progress and large construction projects. I do make an exception, however, when it comes to what I think may be threats to important landmarks and cultural heritage. I consider the … Continue reading

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Berliner Wein Trophy – 2013 Summer Edition


The Berliner Wein Trophy – or BWT for short – is an international wine competition that takes place twice a year, with a winter and a summer edition. I have taken part as juror twice this year. The competition, which … Continue reading

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A major birthday celebration


The bunch of wine fanatics that I hang out with normally has a schedule of 3-4 get-togethers every year, but whenever one of our number has a special birthday we gather out of order, as it were. In January of … Continue reading

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The Annual Pilgrimage


It has been a good while since I last posted on this blog. That has been mostly due to higher priorities, such as family and work, which, however, in no way have prevented me from partaking of the great things in life. I … Continue reading

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2012 summer drinking – the rosé post


It’s a cliché, I know, but summertime calls for rosé. To that extent, it is probably not very novel or inventive of me to come up with a post dedicated solely to rosé wine. On the other hand, I have … Continue reading

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My Wine Week in Review – Week of 2 – 8 July 2012


You will have to put up with another slightly long post, but this has been one of the better weeks in vinous terms; but then it is always thus when my old wine pals and I get together for one … Continue reading

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