"Brits have rediscovered the joy of quality German wine"
Refering to the 1920s McDonagh states: "(...) German wine was rather more expensive than others (at the time) and today's selection looks oddly contemporary: there's gewürztraminer, kabinetts and spätlese."
UK wine trade regards German wine as a bargain
"The change in perception has been happening for more than a decade", the author comments on the current popularity upswing in favor of German wines. McDonagh continues to explain that German wine is generally regarded by the wine trade as a bargain and backs up her thesis: "Wine writers drink German gewürztraminer by choice. It's received wisdom that a good German pinot noir gives the best French burgundies a run for their money but it's German whites that rock my boat."
"You can get a crisp, dry gewürztraminer for a tenner from Berry Brothers; for rather less from Waitrose and Tesco", Melanie McDonagh recommends.
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