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Rotspon and Marzipan

If you think of Lübeck, marzipan quite quickly comes to mind. It is true, after all: love starts in the kitchen.

However, Lübeck's reputation as "marzipan city" did not emerge until after 1800. These days, nobody can tell with any certainty whether it was a particularly skilful and imaginative pastry baker or whether it was competition among the various, at the time very famous Lübeck-based pastry bakeries that lead to this golden age of marzipan production. These tasty titbits are now known as "Lübeck marzipan"; it must be produced here and satisfy particularly stringent quality requirements, before the multiple firms can export it throughout the world.

In Lübeck, this precious marzipan is served with a glass of "Rotspon", a Bordeaux wine refined and praised in Lübeck, which comes with the reputation of tasting better than the original bottled in France. There is no dispute, however, that the two of them - marzipan and Rotspon - are a perfect match.

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