Wine of the Week: Hofmann, Riesling Trocken 'Vom Roten Stein' 2014, Germany

Tom Cannavan | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Too many people still have a prejudice against German Riesling based on outdated opinions formed from the oceans of cheap and sweet Piesporter and Liebfraumilch that sold in the 1970s.

Wine of the Week: Schloss Reinhartshausen, Riesling Trocken 2012, Germany

Tom Cannavan | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

There's still a great deal of misunderstanding and stereotyping surrounding the wines of Germany. For now, the bad old days of dirt cheap, poor quality Leibfraumilch and Piesporter still cast a shadow in the eyes of many consumers.

Wine of the Week: Pfuger Riesling Trocken, Give German Wine a Try

Tom Cannavan | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

German wine suffers from a real stigma amongst many UK drinkers. It's those memories of sweet, cheap Liebfraumilch and Piesporter that did it, the Blue Nuns and Black Towers that topped the charts in the 70s, but which now seem terminally uncool.

Move Over Pinot Grigio? Try Torrontes

Tom Cannavan | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

There's a grape in the same mould that I have always enjoyed. It comes from Argentina and is called Torrontes. Widespread popularity has possibly been held back by the variety's particularly pungent floral character. Some examples have such a powerful wafting perfume that it is enough to put many wine drinkers off.

Planet Appetite: Wine Routes of Southern Moravia, Czech Republic

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Czech Republic is famous for the quality of its beer, but the region of Southern Moravia is now producing excellent wines and is also an area of outstanding natural beauty.

I Talk to Sam Neill - Hollywood Actor and Winemaker

Mike John Matthews | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

10 April will celebrate my wine blogs first birthday. When I began www.magicsnewbiewines.com it was meant as an educational tool for new wine drinkers.