German White Wines – ranked as the Winner of Wines

Why the German white wines are the best of white wines

At the London International Wine Fair 2010, German wines raised up among the major winners in the year’s International Wine & Spirits competition. German wines won and obtained the top honor of Gold, up from some gold and metal medals in this year’s Competition. This result was surprisingly outstanding jointly ranked in third with Italy following after first France and other Spain respectively outpaced the countries such as USA, Chile, and Australia.
Wine producers in the Franken, the middle part of Germany now have particular pride to celebrate themselves with those 63 medals awarded at IWSC, the best of all out 14 Gold medals. Not many wine lovers overseas know well that Germany is best known particularly for its white wines. However, real white wine lovers are passionate about their unique sweetness, magical aroma, and fragrance. Eastern part of Germany along to Rhein river and Mosel river including Ahr, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Nahe, Pfalz, Baden and Mittelrhein are called Germany most famous wine region. There most of such lovely white wines grapes are being planted and produced.  The aroma and flavor I have sniffed from these particular White Wines from the region are marked in my mind, and it stands a reason local people, as well as tourist, are looking for White Wines in that region.


According to Andrew Connor, one of the top sommeliers, he was deeply impressed with wines of Franken and changed his mind that Riesling is not only just the grape varietal in German after his recent trip to Germany. He has been told hundred of times that “Riesling” is one of best white wines with Japanese Sushi but “Franken Silvaner” is another on to be the best white wine to choose. “Vocksbeutel” is one that always inspiring appraisal and further the wine aroma is also so unusual and food provoking beside. It appears so outstanding locally that they would never have been room to export overseas.” Andrew’s viewpoint seems to base on the IWSC outcomes that Germany won the higher quantity of medals ever for white wines rather than on Riesling, with wine producers; Weissburgunder, Scheurebe, Silvaner, and Gewürztraminer who all received Gold Tops in Class position.

IWSC outcomes initiated a great cheer up for German wine producers into looking exporting to the United Kingdom. It seems German customers have re-learned their take pride in their bright future in white wine production and in looking more potential in the white wine industry as statistics show white wine consumption was increased sharply for the very first time in 2008 and 2009. The support from IWSC to medal-winning manufacturers in export market segments is somewhat invaluable, but consequently, these awards importantly offer good news for Germany’s medium-smaller sized producers.”

Italian Pot Beef Chuck Roast in pressure cooker

Italian Pot Beef Chuck Roast

Preparation Time – a quarter-hour

Cooking time – 50 minutes in total

Pressure Cooker



Beef chuck roast ca. 1.7kg

Beef broth 1 Can

A bundle dried Italian salad dressing blend ca.  28g

A bundle dried Country dressing mix ca. 28g

A bundle brown gravy mix ca. 35g

Veggie oil two teaspoons

Onion 1 large size and diced


Cooking Method

Put and heat the veggie oil in the pressure cooker keeping the lid open up entirely. Place the chuck roast into the pressure cooker and saute it until it turns to dark brown around all sides of the roast.


Making gravy sauce: In a small sized coupe bowl, mix it jointly with the Italian salad dressing blend, Country dressing mix, and gravy altogether. Sprinkle the source using a gravy boat evenly over the roast.  Serve the beef broth over the roast and add the diced onion next to it.

Close the lid to lock the pressure cooker safely and heat up to the highest temperature to build up pressure gradually till the pressure cooker reaches the set indicator or whistle.

Lower down the heat to moderate temperature and leave it for about 50 minutes. Stop heating and let it stay for 5 minutes. Exit the pressure cooker at the ambient till the pressure down to unlock the lid for safety reason. Alternatively, the juices can be used as a gravy or thicken it with cornstarch or flour.

Now enjoy the mild and delicious beef roast cooked in pressure cooker.

Review Ronnefeldt Tea “Lemon Sky”

Today, I am going to do a quick review on Lemon Sky Teabag by Ronnefeldt Tea from Germany. It is the infused fresh fruit tea made with Lemon Juice and Lemon Grass. Ingredients are roasted chicory root, Bits of apple, Malic acid, blackberry leaves, citric acid, rose hip peel, lemon grass, lemon peel juice. The brewing time is 8-10 minutes which is quite longer than usual so it can be cool off fast during brewing if you drink it in a winter time.  Therefore, it is recommended warm up teacup or mug. It tastes and smells exactly like Lemony flavour as you expect from the name. Lemon is known well because of its cleansing real estate. It consists of a pretty quantity of Vitamin C and is certainly significantly less than 25 calorie consumption and can get a good diuretic. Sipping warm drink with citrus can be ideally suitable for laundry the liver and flushing out misuse and toxins, and also support digestion and thus, can help in reducing fat.

It includes a subtle flavour and is not overwhelming, but it does not develop a strong/bitter taste, yet the bouquet is an excellent scrumptious and lemony. The Lemon. When in the middle of hot summer, Iced tea is one of favourite summer seasonal teas and simplest one to prepare. All you need is a couple of Lemon tea bags, ice cubes and a little of glucose. There you are done to be on the way. Making Iced Lemon tea also enables you to control the amount of sugar you add, otherwise, you can skip the sugar and just add a piece of Lemon fruit. “Ronnefeldt Tea Lemon Sky” is not so bitter, strong and not too weak. When I first try it, I feel it sparkling freshness from my tongue from scratch. It also soothes mind while sipping it in relax. It is a perfect tea of summer as well as winter time.