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A Note to My Readers

by Lars Carlberg

In my last newsletter on September 25, I mentioned that I began a two-year apprenticeship as a winegrower at Hofgut Read more…

The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling

by Paula Sidore

Berlin is far away from the steep and stony soils that produce the world’s best Rieslings, but is very much Read more…

Terry Theise’s ‘Dry German Riesling’

by Lars Carlberg

Terry Theise recently published an article titled “Dry German Riesling” on the website of Michael Skurnik Wines, which imports his Read more…

Riesling Feinherb from the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer—an Enigma?

by Stephan Bauer

If there is one category of German Riesling that I don’t fully grasp, it’s feinherb. Why is that? Is it Read more…

Tasting the 2014 Mosel Vintage at the VDP’s Mainzer Weinbörse

by Justin Christoph

Editor’s note: I left off the VDP.ALL-CAPS verbiage, such as VDP.GROSSE LAGE, VDP.ORTSWEIN, and so on, to keep the text Read more…

Sunday Morning Get-Together at Joh. Jos. Prüm

by Lars Carlberg

On Sunday, May 31, I was invited to attend a special get-together at Joh. Jos. Prüm in Wehlen, where a Read more…

Stein’s Wine Letter: 2014 Vintage Report

by Ulrich Stein

Editor’s note: Dr. Ulrich (“Ulli”) Stein of Weingut Stein writes each spring a wine letter to his clients, with a vintage Read more…

What’s Wrong with the VDP Classification Model?

by Lars Carlberg

The Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP)—which was founded in 1910, and whose members have an eagle bearing a grape bunch on Read more…

The Health Benefits of Mosel Wine

by Lars Carlberg

Back in the mid-nineties, Eberhard von Kunow, the former owner of Weingut von Hövel, once told me on a visit Read more…

The Other Mosel and Saar Map

by Lars Carlberg

As director for viticulture in the Rhine Province, Friedrich Wilhelm Koch (no relation to Karl Heinrich Koch) wrote a book Read more…

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