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The Rise and Fall of Sweet German Riesling

by Bill Hooper

Sweet Riesling is dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that… Sweet Riesling is as dead as Read more…

Brauneberg

by Lars Carlberg

Brauneberg (“brown hill”) is the name of the renowned south-facing hillside across the Mosel River from the village of Dusemond. Read more…

Schwarze Katz

by Lars Carlberg

One story of the name Zeller Schwarze Katz dates back to 1863, when wine merchants from Aachen visiting a winegrower Read more…

Mosel Wine in Sweden

by Per Linder

In my maternal grandfather’s home, only two wines were served: a red from Grand Vin Vallon d’Hanappier, Médoc, and a Read more…

F u d e r

by Lars Carlberg

The traditional Mosel cask is the Fuder. It goes back to Roman times and holds 1,000 liters, more or less. Read more…

Revisiting Lambertskirch

by Lars Carlberg

Florian Lauer of Peter Lauer has cleared Lambertskirch of thorny scrub and replanted this historic vineyard with old Riesling cuttings. Read more…

Batterieberg

by Lars Carlberg

Enkircher Batterieberg, a steep and stony vineyard overlooking the Mosel River near Enkirch, has mainly gray slate mixed with some Read more…

A Shot of Röttgen

by Lars Carlberg

Winninger Röttgen is one of the great vineyards of the Lower Mosel. It looks like the northern Rhône’s Côte-Rôtie. This Read more…

Hofgut Falkenstein in the States

by Lars Carlberg

Uwe Kristen, who has the blog Der Kellermeister and now lives with his family north of NYC, nearby the Hudson River, Read more…

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