Grüner Veltliner – Lidl

This is one of three Grüner Veltliner stocked by Lidl – and it ought to be good. I’m a fan of the grape & I liked it. Lidl’s range seems to change really rapidly, so don’t hang about! Tasting notes: Medium intensity, pale lemon colour, with green reflections. Primary apple and citrus notes. No secondary…

Grüner Veltliner 2018 – Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference

All the big super markets have at least one Grüner Veltliner. Sainsbury’s have stocked one since 2010 – well ahead of the game. There has been a recent growth in interest in this wine: why? Again global warming may play a part in making this ‘green’ wine more complex and attractive. Jancis Robinson may have…

Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2018 – Lidl

Austrian wines are good – Grüner Veltliner being the pre-eminent white. All the big super markets have at least one. Why the interest? Global warming may have played a part in making this ‘green’ wine more complex and attractive. Jancis Robinson may have played a part – she attended a blind tasting of Austrian whites…

ARA Grüner Veltliner

I love Austria. The skiing, the frittaten suppe, schnitzel & strudel… I’ve been going there for years, usually in the winter, but last summer we stayed for a week in the mountains. I was there again eight weeks ago and am back again in five weeks time. As I say, I love Austria. Its wines…

Riesling – Sainsbury Taste the Difference.

Riesling, in its tall bottle, is often stocked with those horrors from the 1980s: Hock & Liebfraumilch. Riesling is delicious & aromatic in the same way that expensive teas are – and this one is bone dry. I’m a big fan of Austrian wine and regularly buy Gruner Veltliner (and occasionally Pinot Noirs, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt –…