Blue Nun

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Blue Nun is one of the most famous wines in the world, originally from the Rheinhesse region of Germany. The original wine was first produced in the early 1920s by H. Sichel Söhne, based on the beloved semi-sweet, white Riesling Liebfraumilch (Church of Our Lady) style that was produced at the cathedrals in Worms, Bingen and Mainz. His aim was to popularize German wines to a global market by introducing them to an easy-drinking, affordable product, making it one of the very first mass-produced international brands. It was called Blue Nun because the nun on the label was meant to have brown robes, and due to a printing error, it came out blue. And so it stuck. The wine was an instant success in the U.K. and eventually became popular in the US, peaking in the 1970s. Blue Nun is responsible for creating the American association with sweet German wines, and popularizing the “Rhine” jug style that is still produced. But by the close of the 1980s, tastes went more “upmarket& Read more »

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  • Silvaner

      Grape: Silvaner Color: White Synonyms: Sylvaner, Gruner Silvaner Main Regions: Germany (Franke...

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  • Blue Nun Riesling Eiswein 2007


    Excellent riesling Icewine Read More

    Wine review by hoffert

  • Blue Nun Riesling Eiswein 2007


    Great! Read More

    Wine review by hoffert

  • "This, however, is one of those statements that people are wont to make ... swill it like some of that Blue Nun at a pub on a binge drinking night. I'd be surprised if he tries cabs down south.Can you remember back to relative youth and the first or second time you were in England or the Continent and bought at face value what was told you by ... Read More

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  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... ... was drinking crap like Blue Nun. His red could have been and probably was from Algeria, which was a huge exporter to France. And the Jura? When did that become a place noted for great vineyards and great wine? Like four or five years ago when a few Manhattan so... Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More

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  • Blue Nun Rivaner 2011


    peach, apricot, floral....fairly mid bodies and sweet....with decent balance. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Blue Nun Eiswein Pradikatswein 2008


    Had a friend of mine who went to Southern Germany get me this. Deep amber colour, beautifully golden. On the nose a strong bouquet of honey, lychee and pineapple. The magic however is in the taste, jammy and honeyed with a rather solid mouthfeel. Absolutely no hint or taste of grape rather a complex amalgamation of Pineapple, Lychee, Figs & Peac... Read More

    Wine review by jaywalia

  • Riesling is always the next big thing, even though it’s been overtaken by ... SohneSchloss VollradsSelbackBlue NunRosemountDonnhoffBlack TowerSagelandsCupcakeWashington HillsAs expected, there’s a lot of value priced wine here, along with some top names. But one thing struck me. With maybe one exception, these are all wines that one would chara... Read More

    From the article Riesling: Will its time ever come?

  • Blue Nun White Blend 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by amandajo1023

  • For some time now, I have noticed a pattern with men who disparage rose as being a "girly" wine. Some of the most accomplished and masculine sommeliers I know would rather drink rose than pretty much anything else. Any thoughts on the male problem with drinking rose? Read More

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  • can someone tell me if anybody in US or England will ship to Australia 1 bottle of Blue Nun which holods a huge sentimental value for an upcoming big wedding anniversary ?

    Comment by 388089wooleyandsplash 388089 wooleyandsplash

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