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Wine: The joy of Sekts

The wine lover seeking something new should keep an eye out for Lemberger

By Barry Smith   June 2016

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When did German wines become cool? Many will remember the damage done to the reputation of German wines in the 1970s by the glut of mass market Liebfraumilch and Piesporter. Those in the know recognised the existence of fine German wines from Mosel and Rheingau: Rieslings that perfectly balanced sweetness with lime-edged acidity. Those who needed persuading were told of the great value of these underrated wines.

That’s no longer the story. A young generation of German winemakers are challenging the stereotype. And it’s not all about…

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