The authorities in Alsace think Riesling should be dry. Australian experts - and Jancis Robinson MW - beg to differ. And so does Rolly Gassmann, one of Alsace's top producers, who even launched an online petition to fight the move.
Germany’s Mosel region is set to see the largest jump in grape-must volumes this year following a bumper harvest across the country, its statistics office estimates.
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.
Pairing tasty treats on a charcuterie board with the right wine — red or white — is an art form. A well-curated selection of meats and cheese next to wine isn’t only perfect for Instagram but a recipe for your guests’ sensory pleasure (and memories).
The role of a sommelier, also known as a wine steward, is highly coveted in the culinary world. These trained professionals deeply understand wines, grape varieties, food pairings, and the art of service.
Wine has been a beloved beverage for centuries, enjoyed by connoisseurs and enthusiasts worldwide. In recent years, the rise of wine restaurants has added a new dimension to the wine industry, allowing patrons to experience the art of winemaking in a unique and immersive way.
German Riesling wine labels are notorious for being cumbersome to decipher and can intimidate consumers because they often contain big words, with lots of confusing classification lingo. However, if you take just a few moments to learn the keywords to look for and a few major Riesling regions, you will be declassifying Riesling labels in no time.
Riesling is a grape that can make a wide array of wine styles, from lean to luscious and everything in between. If you think all German Riesling is sweet, think again. While there are many beautiful examples of sweet German Rieslings, most German wines are in fact dry or off-dry.
German wine-lovers don’t always love Alsace Riesling, and vice versa, says Stephan Reinhardt. But a tasting of top single-site wines shared with Andrew Jefford and Anthony Rose illustrated the merits of both places.
Dr Loosen has accelerated its China strategy by officially launching a locally registered Chinese company, as part of a larger effort to expand its market presence in response to the increasing demand for German wines in this vast market.
The Riesling marathon is over and the winners have been determined: almost 1,600 wines from 14 countries of origin entered the race and were on the tasting tables from mid-May to early June. The Australian 2022 Logan Ridge of Tears Riesling Orange was chosen as the best “dry Riesling from the New World”.
Warmer summers mean earlier and earlier harvests for wine growers, but what do they mean for us wine drinkers?
For those determined to drink red wine, high temperatures pose a challenge. Any drink should have an element of refreshment but once wine gets much above 20 °C (68 °F) it loses its precision and starts tasting more like soup.
Germany is one of the coldest and northern-most wine growing regions in the world. It is primarily the warm Gulf Stream and its tempering influence on Western Europe’s climate that enables grapes to ripen this far north.
It’s about that time to swap your go-to wine with a Riesling. It’s a deliciously diverse grape, so there’s a style for everyone’s palate.
The physical embodiment of the figurative Iron Curtain, the Berlin Wall stood as the border between East and West in post-World War II Europe, prohibiting free movement in the German Capital.
German wine consumers have become more attentive to price, notes a new analysis from the German Wine Institute.
Einmal geht‘s um das Weingut Benedikt Loosen Erben aus Ürzig. Sie produzieren sehr gute Rieslinge, bei max. 15 Euro mit einem sehr guten Preis-Genuss-Verhältnis. Sie machen das auf gerade einmal Hektar und arbeiten daher noch nebenher im Seniorenheim und als Schreiner. Ich habe Claudia Müller und Bernhard Föhr aus Ürzig in Berlin getroffen.
How the German Riesling renaissance paved the way for the meteoric rise of the country’s cool-climate take on rosé.
Riesling is one of the most versatile grape varieties. Many people may think Riesling is a bulk sweet uninteresting wine that can be found on the bottom shelves of supermarkets. But this could not be further from the truth. This grape actually has the potential to produce wines that range from bone dry to lusciously sweet, from cheerful to contemplative and from fresh fruit flavours to ripe.
“Each year, Braunberger Juffer and Buffer Sonnenuhr yield great Rieslings that are inimitable throughout the world."
German Riesling has long been among the world’s most celebrated and sought after wines, and for good reason. While Riesling has been grown in Germany for centuries, the first known appearance of the name in writing is in a March 13, 1435 cellar log of Count Katzenelnbogen, found near Germany’s Rheingau region.
Riesling is well-established as the darling of Sommeliers; it's a fantastic wine with a range of styles, making it the ideal varietal for people with sorts of flavor preferences. With its affinity for showcasing terroir, ability to age, and its overall approachability and food friendliness, it’s no wonder that Riesling is a must-have on any wine list.
The most unexpected restaurant meal I had on a recent trip to New York was at a Hawaiian restaurant called Noreetuh. To be honest, I’d booked because I couldn’t resist the idea of a restaurant that served spam (as a sushi-like appetiser called musubi), but what I hadn’t expected was a serious wine list crammed with top German riesling.
Wilhelm Haag of Weingut Fritz Haag in the Mosel, one of Germany’s most heralded Riesling producers and a figurehead in the region, passed away December 16, 2020 after a recurrence of cancer. He was 83 years old.
In celebration of International Riesling Day on March 13, I thought I would talk about the wine classification system of Germany, as many quality Riesling wines come from Germany and these wines are held as benchmarks for the rest of the world.
The expressions in the Riesling Masters reminded our judges why they love wine, with thrilling drops from top producers in Germany, Chile, Australia, and Canada.
I'm not quite sure when it happened. There was no moment of Damascene conversion, no single palate-altering bottle or preconception-shredding cellar tour but some time over the past couple of years, the weight of evidence (measured in the strictly scientific unit of empty bottles per week) began to point to an unexpected conclusion: the s
I'm not quite sure when it happened. There was no moment of Damascene conversion, no single palate-altering bottle or preconception-shredding cellar tour but some time over the past couple of years, the weight of evidence (measured in the strictly scientific unit of empty bottles per week) began to point to an unexpected conclusion: the single most improved, exciting, and all-round high-performing wine country in the world right now might be Germany.
The most striking thing about the rapid growth of interest in German Riesling Kabinetts is the mere existence of this burgeoning trend, represented now more than ever before through pop-ups, masterclasses and stand events at this year’s ProWein trade fair (March 19 – 21 in Düsseldorf, Germany)
Der holländische Anbieter By the Glass International B.V. kombiniert seine Selbstbedienungs-Probierstationen »WineKiosk« jetzt mit der Weinberatungs-Software von TailorWine. Das meldet das Unternehmen.
Demand exceeds supply, but is only supported by a few wineries
Natural wine or low-intervention wine has exploded over the last few years and has proven it is here to stay.
On this day in the year 1435, the grape variety was mentioned for the first time in a written document. To mark the occasion, all around the world, wine lovers will be celebrating #RieslingBirthday.
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