Germany

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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Burgundian Riesling at Von Winning
Von Winning is unquestionably the rising star on the German wine scene. This is all the more surprising as the real “start” of the estate was only in 2008 when Stephan
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Weingut Am Stein
The majority of Franken’s vineyards can be found surrounding Würzburg, the region’s most important city. The city was one of the principalities of the Holy Roman Empire and despite being destroyed
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Rudolf Fürst
I have a love-hate relationship with German red wines. They are either too thin, containing mere superficial fruitiness, or they are too concentrated, displaying alcohol levels up to 15% and
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Franken
If you quiz people on what, if anything, they could tell you about Franken, I’d gather that you would get a lot of blank stares. Even among winelovers, I am
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