Beloved by the wine trade it might be, but many of us have a narrow vision of what a “good” and typical Riesling ought to be. For example, my preconceived idea of top Rieslings is razor sharp acidity, petrol aromas and residual sugar.
Brettanomyces and volatile acidity create distinctive, strong flavors that can add interest, excitement and uniqueness.
With the rise and rise of the smartphone, and the march of social media into every corner of our lives, the desire to rate, review, critique and “share” every waking moment is omnipresent. But when is this appropriate, and when does it simply degenerate into rudeness or irrelevance?