Sunday, 29 October 2006

Wine fair in Basle

I nearly didn’t go this time but the people I was due to go with had other plans. But I went anyway all the same.

Anyway, this year’s fair was dominated by lovely Austrian white wines. Lots of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling to try. And the St Laurent red variety too.

After a while, I got round to the stand of “Wii am Rhy”, a fairly new wine shop situated in Kleinbasel. Tasted a nice white from the Pfalz, the 2005 Steinacker Riesling by Weingut Leiningerhof - very tropical and luscious.

PS: Silvia Benzinger of Weingut Leiningerhof was the Deutsche Weinkönigin 2005/2006. The girl at the stand said that Silvia would have attended the fair, but had to cancel at short notice. Gah!

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