Württemberg Meets California

VDP Württemberg With Californian Guests: Highlights In the south of Germany there is a large-ish state called Baden-Württemberg. As you can probably imagine, the state combines two historically distinct regions, Baden and Württemberg, into a single political unit. As far as wine is concerned – and as far as most of the people who live […]

Is Riesling so bad?

So the FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) just printed an article by Oliver Bock dealing with the Riesling Symposium that recently took place at Kloster Eberbach in the Rheingau. An interestingly infuriating article, as it turns out – from the title to the content and finishing up with the conclusions. Infuriating, and, sometimes, simply wrong. Also, […]

1991 Astheimer Karthäuser from GWF

Wine Saves Life – 1991 Astheimer Karthäuser Riesling Kabinett Feinherb – Gebiets-Winzergenossenschaft Franken Finally, I had a reasonable opportunity to open another bottle from the Wine Saves Life package that I ordered in December….and I was not disappointed! This time it was a Riesling from Franken (in English known as Franconia) from 1991, and it was […]

Planet Wein – A Berlin Highlight

Planet Wein In a city the size of Berlin, you can count on the fact that there are many, many options when it comes to finding a decent bottle of wine. Some of Germany’s best retailers call the capital city home, not to mention several of the nation’s most important online retailers. Wine bars of […]