Wine Review: Pourriture Noble 04: Tegernseerhof’s Terrassen Riesling Federspiel

The Noble Rot: a botrytis fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that infects various usually overripe wine grapes causing shriveling, which results in increased sugar and flavor content and is responsible for the characteristic flavor of sauternes and related wines. [Merriam-Webster]   Though small, the Wachau region of northern Austria is one of the more important Riesling growers in the Österreich. What’s that? […]

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DeeCracks “DeeCRACKS Mania” Review

Japan’s getting attacked with this exclusive “Best of” DeeCRACKS bandcamp exclusive! The digital only release is called DeeCRACKS Mania. The DeeCRACKS is Austria’s answer to pop punk ala Teenage Bottlerocket and to a lesser extent the Riverdales. This band wonderfully executes Ramones 3 chord- style punk rock. If you haven’t heard them before then DeeCRACKS Mania is a great place […]

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