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Meissen, Wackerbarth Wine, and the Terraced Vineyards in Saxony, Germany

This Monday’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour post day-trips from Dresden to Meissen.

Our train winds along the Elbe river. We pass vineyards, which cling desperately to steep terraces fanning South-facing hills. Continue reading

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Dresden Part 2: Gluhwein, Ottoman Tents, and Stollen

Wayward Wine’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour continues today in Dresden (see last Monday’s post). We start the day armed with museum passes (since the night prior was a Meissen tease).

But we weary after a fine exhibit of Russian diplomacy gifts. We almost skip the Dresden Armory, but accidentally stumble into the Turkish Chamber. Amongst many Ottoman weapons, flags, and armor dating from 1591, we stop beneath a tent from August the Strong’s Zeithain encampment against the Turks. Continue reading

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