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In the small town of Yountville, California, home to Napa Valley's renowned vineyards, an infamous incident took place on the auspicious day of December 25, 2014. The French Laundry, an esteemed three-Michelin-starred restaurant, fell victim to a daring break-in that would send shockwaves throughout the wine industry. This meticulously planned crime resulted in the theft of $550,000 worth of some of the world's most prized wines from the restaurant's hallowed wine cellar. The audacity of this heist left the nation both bewildered and intrigued. Let us delve into the details, unravel the aftermath, and explore the implications for the wine industry.
Every August, the Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP), an association of 200-plus renowned wine estates in Germany, hosts its "Sneak Preview VDP Grosses Gewächs" event. The three-day tasting in Wiesbaden showcases the new Grosses Gewächs (GGs), which are the dry wines produced in grosse lage, or grand cru, vineyards.
The online platform Wine Searcher has published a ranking of the most expensive Rieslings in the world. The first eight places are occupied by Prädikat wines from the Mosel wine-growing region, especially Trockenbeerenauslesen. They are followed by two sweet wines from the Rheingau.
Fewer and fewer people in Germany are buying wine. This trend, which has been observed by consumer researchers for some time, is now also confirmed by the Competence Centre Wine Market & Wine Marketing Rhineland-Palatinate in Oppenheim.
In wine, few beverages can evoke as much elegance and allure as Eiswein, also known as ice wine. This extraordinary and cherished dessert wine is meticulously crafted using a complex and precise production process, resulting in an exquisite libation that delights the senses.
It can be hard to ignore the fact that German riesling represents some of the best values in wine, not to mention, some of the most rarefied cellar choices on the market.
There are few wines out there which garner as much miseducation and confusion as German Riesling. Some immediately associate Riesling with cloying sweetness, which is not an across the board characteristic in the slightest
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