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“What Is ‘Classic’ German Riesling?”

by Lars Carlberg

In the online magazine PUNCH, the Brooklyn-based wine writer Zachary Sussman asks “What Is ‘Classic’ German Riesling?” For many people, Read more…

Ranking the Mosel’s Best Producers

by Lars Carlberg

Which producers would you place at the top in the Mosel wine region? Gault&Millau Weinguide Deutschland 2017 has the following Read more…

The Challenges of Selling German Wine to New York Restaurants

by Evan Spingarn

In February 2017 in my hometown of New York City, I had the good fortune to attend and participate in Read more…

Organic Compost?

by Lars Carlberg

Last year, a large, well-known VDP estate replanted one of its core Riesling blocks in the Niedermenniger Herrenberg. The old Read more…

An Early Taste of Willi Schaefer’s 2016s

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 1 hectare 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…

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