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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…

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 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…

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…

Glyphosate Use in the Mosel Wine Region

by Lars Carlberg

In April, the European Parliament advised that the herbicide glyphosate “should only be approved for another seven years, rather than Read more…

Little Valley

by Lars Carlberg

Konzer Tälchen (“the little valley of Konz”) stretches from the town of Konz to the village of Krettnach. The other 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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