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

German Wine Labels – Page 4: The VDP Classification

Page 4 – The VDP Classification Now, as if all that wasn’t enough, the Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP) has developed their own system for naming wines. Coming about partly as a reaction to the 1971 reforms to the German Wine Law and the problems associated with it, it keeps many aspects of the official system…Continue reading German Wine Labels – Page 4: The VDP Classification