Pfeffingen Dry Scheurebe 2020 Review – Waxy and Delicious

We always love finding varietal bottles of grapes we've only ever had as blends, and Pfeffingen's Scheurebe from Germany is one such bottle.

This one blew us away with its complexity and rich, waxy texture so much so that we wonder why this grape is not more popular to begin with!

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JZ Revolution White Solera NV Review – Refreshing White Wine

Normally when we think of wine aged in a solera system, our minds go to the fortified wine Sherry. But some still wine is also aged in solera style, with Johannes Zillinger “JZ” Revolution White Solera from Austria being one such bottle.

This blend of Riesling, Chardonnay, and Scheurebe came with an intensity that we honestly did not quite expect!

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Hopler Trockenbeerenauslese 2015 Review – A Luscious Dessert Wine

We first heard about the wine classification trockenbeerenauslese in our WSET Level 2 class. We knew bottles of this dessert wine tend to be somewhat rare, so we were fairly surprised to find a bottle in a liquor store near us just a few weeks later.

So, what is it, exactly?

Trockenbeerenauslese in German translates to “dry berry selection” and is made from individually picked grapes that have been dried on the vine due to noble rot. In most cases having a fungus grow on your grapes isĀ not a good thing, but proper growth of botrytis cinerea causes grapes to dry out which concentrates the sugars and allows for the production of some supremely wonderful, and sweet, dessert wines.

Hopler's Trockenbeerenauselese was just that.

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