Happy New Year! Thank you for your readership. Summary of some good wines, and resolutions for 2013.
The wines of Andrzej Greszta, Polish vintner on the Mosel and his incredible story.
A 16-year-old sweet Riesling Auslese that tastes like a 4-year-old dry.
Spätlese feinherb: not something you’d remotely look forward to, yet this 2006 from Schubert is just a stunning Riesling.
2009 was a vintage of high expectations in Germany. The favourable weather, naturally low yield and excellent harvest conditions combined to generate another excellent year in our stellar decade, after […]
An incredible tasting of old Rieslings – we went back to 1909! Most were still very much alive. And even more surprisingly – bone-dry, even though you’d expect a Riesling to have residual sugar to age for so long. Not here!
Weingut Van Volxem is already one of the leading estates in Germany, but it seems to be making progress with every vintage. Here I look back at a 6-year-old Riesling and comment on how the winery’s style has subtly changed.
I have been drinking through a series of ambitious Rieslings recently, and it’s interesting what a mixed bunch they’ve been. Riesling is the wine lover’s puppy, having a unique ability […]
It is a tradition of my Erste Lage Sneak Preview visits to finish the second day of the tasting with a visit to the Georg Breuer estate in Rüdesheim. Breuer […]
My extensive report from the largest tasting of top German Rieslings. All regions comprehensively reviewed.