We have been waiting for the annual invitation to the big summer tasting hosted by Bay Area Riesling fan & wine merchant, Bill Mayer. Finally, his newsletter arrived with only a few weeks to go to the big event. Looks to us as if Bill still is the same sponti, except of the Berkeley variety, we were in Berlin some years ago. This time we’ve been surprised that it is already his 10th tasting in a row. More than 50 fine wines (mainly from Terry Theise’s portfolio of German and Austrian wines) will be served for a fee of only $30. We have experienced a couple of earlier tastings and can attest: they are always fun, there are usually plenty of fine wines to sample, and a good time is had by all. Well worth the money! Saturday, July 31st, 2004 12 noon to 5pm Oakland, California call Bill Mayer at: (510) 549-2444 or write him at email@example.com And keep Bill’s advice in mind: Don’t forget to spit!
German wine critic Mario Scheuermann reviews the brand new edition of the best German Wine Guide: Die Rezension des Weinreporters zum Gault Millau 2004 ist jetzt online unter: www.talk-about-wine.de/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=589