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An Early Taste of Willi Schaefer’s 2016 Rieslings

by Lars Carlberg

Yesterday, I tasted the excellent 2016 collection at Willi Schaefer. The wines have yet to be bottled and are still Read more…

The Scharzhof Revisited—the Failed Attempt to Sue Jacques Koch

by Per Linder

Editor’s note: Per Linder has studied the files from the archives in Koblenz and unearthed some documents at Luxembourg’s National Read more…

The Style of Mosel Wine According to H.R. Rudd

by Per Linder

When Lars worked for Mosel Wine Merchant, he once reported on O.W. Loeb and Terrence Prittie’s Moselle. That report triggered Read more…

A Selection of 2016 Saar Rieslings from Hofgut Falkenstein

by Lars Carlberg

The Weber family farms about 8 hectares of mainly old Riesling vines—over 40 percent ungrafted—in a side valley of the Read more…

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…

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