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March 26, 2012

March Vines

People enjoying the Mandelblütenfest out in the vineyard Biengarten.
The village ahead: Gimmeldingen
Weeks of sickness behind us. Kids and me down with real influensa and all kinds of infections. I missed several wine events already and had absolutely not the slightest desire for even a sip of wine. That is when you know, you ARE sick.

But this past weekend made up for it: It was time for the yearly Mandelbluetenfest in Gimmeldingen. The almond trees in full blossom, wineries opening their doors and vineyards. Thousands of people came from near and far to enjoy the sunshine and the temperatures around 20 C. Spring! Wine! Life! Hurra, wir leben noch!

March 02, 2012

Vino Select

...the easy way to wine. Is their slogan.

I gave us this subsription of 12 bottles of wine per quater as a Christmas gift. I want to see, if I will like the wines good enough to continue with it or if I get bored soon. However, it gives me wines of random selection and origin and since I like surprises, the idea suits me fine.

Actually, it is an idea I wanted to do long time ago: Ship monthly Pfalz wines that I select to interested wine lovers. Perhaps some day...?

But first, let us see, what this box has to offer!