Wine Rambler music hour: Two Germans, two Rieslings, two friends (Mountain Goats)

Wine Rambler music hour: Two Germans, two Rieslings, two friends (Mountain Goats)

While writing these lines I am sitting at my computer, looking out into the garden, a nice glass of German Riesling in front of me - and a friend from Germany connected via Skype. And as it happens, she also has a Riesling in front of her. It may be hard to believe, but we did not plan it this way. But then it may not have been hard to guess for her that I would not be without a glass of wine. What are we drinking? Benita has a 2007 Reinhold Haart Spätlese, a guarantee for delicious yumminess. While she is enjoying the more fruity option, I have the dry 2008 Riesling Kabinett from Robert Weil's Rhinegau winery - fresh, lemony acidity and peachy mineral vegetable; certainly not bone-dry. Very drinkable!

While the darkness descends over London, it is time to share some of the music that I am playing while we ramble about this and that, and life in particular. "Merciful faith rocks this night"; here is the great great John Darnielle, aka The Mountain Goats:

And for those of you who like well-written and depressing lyrics, please do also try "No children":

Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises We're pretty sure they're all wrong I hope it stays dark forever I hope the worst isn't over

And to cheer you up after this, here is Britney Spears; sort of:

This Robert Weil Riesling is way too drinkable!

Submitted by Cordy Tuesday, 11/08/2009

oh, I feel honoured to be mentioned here! By the way, you convinced me to visit this site more often (I'm not on a diet, but the article was fun nevertheless...)!

Submitted by Cordy Tuesday, 11/08/2009

after reading the whole of it... perhaps I should be irritated that you were blogging while chatting with me? And I thought I had your full attention!Tss... Well,this is my revenge: Come with me now, if you will, gentle viewers. Join me on a new voyage of the mind. A little tale I like to call: Torsten, the multi-task skyper of the wynes ;-)

Submitted by torsten Wednesday, 12/08/2009

In reply to by Cordy

My problem is that I type too fast for most people on Skype. So I guess I will have to accept that comment, as long as you do not call me "Slayer of the White Wynes"...