Germany Vintage 2018 – with a focus on Riesling

The VDP had its annual Weinbörse at the prosaically-named Rheingoldhalle in Mainz a few weeks ago. Two days presenting the 2018 vintage (plus selected other wines from previous vintages) to a trade public. The event is always enjoyable, well-organised and a good opportunity to taste a broad cross-section of wines from Germany from many top…Continue reading Germany Vintage 2018 – with a focus on Riesling

A bottle of Perter Jakob Kühn's 2000 Vintage Eiswein

Great Sweet Wines of the World Part 1: Eiswein, Germany’s Cold Gold

I’m Canadian, and if there is one style of wine that Canada is well known for, it is Ice Wine. In a country like Canada, where winter is a given, temperatures will almost certainly drop well below freezing, allowing Ice Wine to be made regularly. Not so in Germany, although most of the country is…Continue reading Great Sweet Wines of the World Part 1: Eiswein, Germany’s Cold Gold

Steel – Stone – Wood; an Experiment in Fermentation at Weingut Andreas Schmitges

The Sixpack: Two Bottles Each of Steel, Stone, and Wood Have you ever thought about what affects the taste of the wine you drink? Have you ever considered what influence is exerted by the soils in which the vines grow? Have you pondered the changes effected in a wine by the sulphur that has been used (or not…Continue reading Steel – Stone – Wood; an Experiment in Fermentation at Weingut Andreas Schmitges