Ronan Sayburn MS
Head of Wine, 67 Pall Mall
Web: www.ronansayburn.com ;
VDP: Where and how did you get the wine bug?
Ronan Sayburn MS: My father made wine at home, I don’t think it was particularly good but it was fascinating to see the process, so I was always interested.
VDP: Your first encounter with German wines?
Ronan Sayburn MS: As a teenager drink Black Tower. At the time a very elegant black bottle.
VDP: What is your favourite story to tell about German/VDP.wine – did you have highly emotional experience with our wines / producers?
Ronan Sayburn MS: Tasting wines from 1971 that i though were only 10 years old. A great vintage for wine - not for wine laws!
VDP: How many bottles of German wine/VDP.wines do you have in your cellar?
Ronan Sayburn MS: Around 60 Rieslings, 20 Spatburgunder. After Bordeaux the most in my cellar.
VDP: What is your favourite vineyard in Germany – and why?
Ronan Sayburn MS: Kiedrichter Grafenberg - love the powerful and elegant wines of Robert Weil.
VDP: If it comes to German grape varieties, what is your favourite? Riesling, Spätburgunder or other?
Ronan Sayburn MS: Riesling!