Awards and citations:


1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for investdrinks.org

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award




Saturday, 21 December 2013

Amazingly resilient Riesling – still drinkable despite cork falling in




To the left the cork@the base of the bottle

Dug out a 1976 Forster Ungeheur Riesling Spätlese, Rheinfalz, Deinhard last evening - no idea when or where we bought this probably 30 years ago. Opened it because I noticed that the cork had completely fallen, so level down a couple of inches and wine only held in by firm lead capsule! have no idea how long ago the cork slipped into the wine!

Just to show how resilient some wines are this is very drinkable sporting a deeply burnished gold colour and alcohol between 8-10 (wonderfully imprecise).

1 comment:

Luc Charlier said...

Jim, I buy Forster Ungeheuer Riesling every time I run across one – that is, financial situation allowing. Mine is usually von Bassermann-Jordan’s, every bit as good as Deinhard’s which is OK as well. But I tend to leave the corks intact, as I think it better that way! Presently, they all come with screw caps, by the way. Surely you know they were allegedly Bismark’s favorite “Gewächs” ? Ungeheuer means approximately “monster” and me, for one, don’t want to “spare anyone’s life from this monstrosity”.