Dr. Heyden, Silvaner trocken (Litre bottle), 2008

Dr. Heyden, Silvaner trocken (Litre bottle), 2008

Being about a Litre bottle, the hardest part of this review was, of course, the choice of pun: "Following the litre" is lame, "Take me to your litre" is good, but has already been taken (I can't remember where I've read it). I'll have to come back to you on the puns. First, here's the message: Anyone can make an expensive wine that is at least very good. To make an estate-grown, non-industrial cheap wine that is enjoyable and has character, that's the difficult part. Dr. Heyden has joined the contest for Litre of the Pack (sorry) with his 2008 Silvaner, and we are talking 3,90 € for 1000 ml of it.

Hay, ripe apples, a hint of vegetable, soft without being boneless, nicely typical of the grape, mild but stable acidity. What can I say? Very good, supremely drinkable wine.

So it will have to be all hail to our Litre - and praise for the good doctor for this outstanding achievement.

Oh, and how about Litre of the free world, should Dr. Heyden ever push into the U.S. market?


Submitted by torsten Sunday, 29/08/2010

It seems you have found a new Glorious Litre. I am not quite sure how I can get from here to make a comment on our Beloved Litre (or who exactly that might be at the moment), but I do wonder what ingredients Heyden has used to deliver a good wine for such a price, and what effect they seem to have had on the pun centre in your brain...

I would imagine though that you will not find much support for your campaign in the US. Let me just quote:

Keep Mississippi Beautiful- People Against Litre
Washington: Litre and It Will Hurt
Keep Delaware Beautiful- Don’t Be a Litrebug
Love the Land of Lincoln-Please Don’t Litre

(for more see http://www.greenecoservices.com/state-litter-slogans/)

Submitted by Sabine Sunday, 29/08/2010

In reply to by torsten

... this, or I'm gonna report that to Mollom (who's that, anyway?).

Submitted by torsten Sunday, 29/08/2010

In reply to by Sabine

Baby, baby I'm aware of where you click Each time you see my comment I watch you browse down the site Knowing to Mollom report you will But this time before you report to him Leaving me alone and hurt (Think it over) After I've been good to you? (Think it over) After I've been sweet to you? Stop! In the name of litre Before you break my pun Stop! In the name of litre Before you break my pun Think it over Think it over

Mollom is the fantastic anti-spam service your friendly web bitch (i.e. myself) has set up to protect the Wine Rambler from adverts for cheap Chinese plonk and replica watches. So if you press the 'Report to Mollom'-button, thousands of other websites who use the same service will be litre-less!

Submitted by Sabine Monday, 30/08/2010

In reply to by torsten

Stop Littering!
Keep Winerambler Beautiful!

Submitted by Julian Sunday, 29/08/2010

If this posting and its comments show one thing, it's how mentally unsafe it is to imbibe wine in quantities larger than 0.75. Turning to Litres instead, as historians know, brings on collective insanity.

Submitted by torsten Sunday, 29/08/2010

In reply to by Julian

As a friend of mine used to say: drinking by the litre gets you almost twice as drunk as drinking by the pint...