Shalom has his first experience of re-corking old wines from the deepest part of the Salomon cellars, and 1969 Grüner Veltliner. This brings back memories of when Bert Salomon showed up at my place in Melbourne for my 40th birthday with a case of 1962 Grüner Veltliner! Yes, a whole dozen, as he was not sure how many people were ... read more >
Pfaffenberg vineyard, Austria An Austrian wine is poised to leap to a wider acceptance. If you are looking for the best value for money in white wine, it is more than likely to have an unpronounceable name. Easily misinterpreted as a tropical disease, or a robust German sausage and sauerkraut dish, Austria's indigenous grape, gruner veltliner, is actually not that difficult to pronounce (groon-er vealt-lean-er) and ... read more >
Jurtschitsch GV Veltliner Kaferberg 2007 Our ‘Wandering Palate’, Curtis Marsh, declares Austria’s indigenous white grape variety, Grüner Veltliner, the most well-suited, versatile wine style for Asian cuisine. If one had to name the single most suitable white grape variety in terms of pairing to a broad spectrum of Asian cuisines, including compatibility with spicy heat moreover, congruous with the tropical climate and appealing to the ... read more >
A variety of Thai food Cold beer is always good but there are several more sophisticated ways to partner this most popular of Asian cuisines, writes Curtis Marsh. There is a great deal more complexity and flavor in Thai cooking than many other Asian cuisines and, contrary to perception, it can be paired successfully with wine. I can fully relate to an ice-cold beer if ... read more >