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A Tasting of 2015 Mosel Riesling Kabinett

by Lars Carlberg

On November 26, ten of us got together in Trier to taste 18 Mosel Riesling Kabinett wines from the highly Read more…

The Essence of Mosel Wine: What Made It Famous?

by Lars Carlberg

This piece originally appeared in The Art of Eating, under the main title “Mosel Wine: Light, Zappy, and Dry.” I’ve Read more…

The Scharzhof: A Supplement to the Biographies of Jakob Koch and Anna Marie Clomes

by Per Linder

When I translated Franz Irsigler’s article on the Scharzhof, I became curious about the biographies of Jakob Koch and Anna Read more…

The Scharzhof Transaction: A Legal Analysis

by Per Linder

After I had translated Franz Irsigler’s article on how the Scharzhof came into private hands in the early 19th century, Read more…

A 2016 Post-Harvest Report from Falkenstein

by Lars Carlberg

On November 4, we completed the harvest at Hofgut Falkenstein, and it looks to be a promising vintage. We picked Read more…

How the Scharzhof Came into Private Hands in the Early 19th Century

by Franz Irsigler

A Success Story with a Bitter Aftertaste Editor’s note: The historian Franz Irsigler gave me permission to publish his text Read more…

What’s the Matter with Grosses Gewächs

by David Schildknecht

Editor’s note: In a reply to a discussion on the VDP’s Grosses Gewächs (GG) several years ago, David Schildknecht wrote Read more…

Dr. Lippold 2008 Ürziger Würzgarten Spätlese

by Lars Carlberg

In May, I met Enno Lippold for dinner at Yong Yong in Trier. He owns two plots of old vines Read more…

Tranchot Map

by Lars Carlberg

Between 1803 and 1813, Jean Joseph Tranchot and his team began to topographically map the Rhineland, including the Saar and Read more…

A Controversy Over New Membership in the VDP Mosel

by Lars Carlberg

Correction appended. The Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP), established in 1910, just sent a press release about a controversy over new membership Read more…

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