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 […]

Wine Saves Life

“Wine Saves Life” That is the name of a charitable foundation begun in 2001 with a single goal: to help children to prosper and, indeed, sometimes just to survive. Every Euro that goes to the society ends up used for the projects that it decides to support. Said projects are decided upon democratically during member […]