In keeping with the spirit of Christmas I would point out that the Cambridge Wine Merchants of Cambridge, England, are selling some venerable Riesling at prices which are almost incredible. I found in their Bridge Street shop last week a superlative 1982 bottle for ten pounds something; and hope this afternoon to pick up the 1973 Riesling which was eighteen pounds something, a price I shrank from like a fool.
These have to be the most fantastic bargains on the planet right now. I can’t remember the names, and they were not the dry rieslings I prefer to drink — which hardly matters when a wine is this good. Nor do they show up on the web site. You’ll just have to go there.