Monday, July 03, 2006

Busch in Manila

Just in the midst of moving for the 3rd time in Manila. Three years ago termites forced us to move from a house into an apartment and this time it was the land lady (no picture) who decided to live in her apartment.

Good for us, everything was brought safely to our new place. The best items we keep carrying around are Clemens Busch’s Riesling Wines from the Mosel River in Germany. To me, Clemens and Rita Busch are making one of the best German Rieslings. Fortunately, while moving into the new apartment building three big cases with Busch wines arrived in Manila.

Some readers might not know that at the end of the 19th century German Rieslings often fetched prices far higher than wines of Bordeaux in France. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, German Rieslings are back again in terms of quality. Some German wine makers once again based their philosophy on traditional values by making the best out of the fantastic terroir along the Mosel, Nahe and Rhine rivers.

The wine aficionado should have a look into ‘Liquid Assets’ run by Princeton University economics professor Orley Ashenfelter who marries wine tasting with econometrics. Reports 6, 11, and 12 show some blind tasting results (from 1998 and 1999) of Busch wines. What wasn’t known at that time is now clear. Busch wines are getting better and better….

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At July 4, 2006 at 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jorn,

Can you explain the precense of the slightly dubious-looking (blow-up?)doll next to the wine? :-)

At July 5, 2006 at 8:01 AM, Blogger brommel said...

the blow-up is the house angel. the wines are the gods


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