Sunday September 20, 2020

Sweet to the taste

Sweet wines came about by accident, but are now firmly established as one of the world's favourite tipples, writes Tomas Clancy.

23rd February, 2014
Noble rot grapes: the vital ingredient in the world's best sweet wines.

One of the most beautiful wineries in the world is almost entirely overlooked by wine tourism bodies. Schloss Johannisberg, perhaps the most important winery in Germany, sits near the top of the south-facing slope of the Rheingau, overlooking the Rhine and surrounded by its own vines.

Each summer, tens of thousands of Germans travel to the Rheingau to eat crispy unleavened breads topped with ham and drink one of the world's great wines - sweet...

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