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The Sunday Times

Published:  23 July, 2008

What wine would most UK sommeliers like to drink? This has been the question lingering on Joanna Simon's lips over the past seven days. There was a clear - if unexpected - winner, she says. Riesling is the snifter of choice for 20 and 30-something sommeliers winning out over classics such as Burgundy and Pinot Noir. Simon states she should not have been so surprised given her knowledge "that the UK is almost the only country still to be largely resistant to the allure of both the Riesling grape and German wines". Buyers would do well to investigate the 2006 Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling (7.99, Tesco), she says, adding "perhaps it's time to jettison your prejudices and see what you're missing".