Germany

A unique tasting of aged German wines
German wine is gaining ground on the Belgian wine market, which is of course fantastic. There where however darker times, when Germany was eschewed by many as a proper wine
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A Tasting at Weiser-Künstler
On my second stay in the Mosel valley last year, Katharina Prüm mentioned that a lot of their wines, including older vintages, were available at the Rieslinghaus in Bernkastel. Little
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The ancient vines of the Mosel valley
On every trip to the region, I pause on the bridge towards Zeltingen-Rachtig to take a picture. Every season it looks different, and it really shows what a distinct wine
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Markus Molitor’s stunning 2016 vintage
On a sunny Saturday afternoon in September I found myself at the tasting pictured here. At first glance, it looks quite big, what with around 50 different wines on display.
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Grosse Winzer, Grosse Weine
On the eve of Prowein, the biggest wine event in Germany and perhaps all of Europe, there are plenty of off-events to attend. Everyone who matters or wants to matter
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An introduction to German Sweet (III) – The adolescents
To my own surprise, mirroring my previous article and naming this one ‘the old ones’ would not have done justice to the wines. Despite a couple of them nearing twenty
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An introduction to German Sweet (II) – The Young Ones
There are several arguments often used against sweet wines. ‘They all taste the same’ or ‘after a while you lose all sense of taste because of the sweetness’. To a
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An introduction to German sweet (I)
Wine is the result of a winemaker’s decisions with regards to viticulture and vinification. At the very least, he or she would need to ensure that grapes contain enough sugar
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A discovery of sweet wines
You cannot get a full picture of German Riesling without talking about the country’s tradition in sweet wines. At one point in time they ranked amongst the most expensive wines
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