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Supernatural Wine

by Al Drinkle

As much as I hate breaking the hearts of modish somm(elier)s, importers, retailers, distributors, disciples of unmanipulated beverages and gudgeons Read more…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

BerlinKabinettCup 2016

by Lars Carlberg

Last Sunday, Martin Zwick hosted the fourth annual BerlinKabinettCup at his flat in Charlottenburg, a district in the west of Read more…

Some Notes on “Real Mosel Wine”

by Lars Carlberg

For my recent article in The Art of Eating, I’ve added some notes—often lines or passages cut from the original Read more…

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