Six bottles of German Riesling vintage 2018 for the summer

Six Summer Rieslings

Summer is here! Hot weather means cool drinks, with low (or no) alcohol. Drinks that are fresh, fun and zippy. That means: Riesling. Or it should. Riesling is a stylistic “Jack-of-all-trades”, responsible for wines ranging from bone dry to lusciously sweet, both sparkling and still. But what Riesling – and certainly German Riesling – almost […]

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 […]

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 […]