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May 14, 2013

For this mini review, we break it down on a hybrid grape that has crazy descriptions. The review is solid but this is a “must listen” because M.C. Ice created a musical masterpiece at the end! Click here to listen. A weird grape, called either Scheurebe or Sämling 88 (”Seedling 88,” the name of the vine), it’s a cross between Riesling and a wild German grape. It was created by Dr. Scheu (rebe means vine in German), hence the name. It’s supposed to have crazy flavors — some that you taste in red wines like black currant. We sussed it out to figure out what was going on. Not sure we got the best version though… The Wine: 2008 K& G Strauss Sämling 88 Where it’s from: Steiermark, Austria Price: $15 Alcohol: 11.5% Color: Green, kind of clear with a little spritz Smell: Not so fresh (it smelled like sea water). A touch of grapefruit, but very light. Taste: Very light, with almost no flavor. Drink or sink?: Sink! Too [...]