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The Fries Tasting: 2016 Mosel Kabinetts

by Lars Carlberg

Not too long ago, Marius Fries—an avid collector of wines, especially certain growers in Champagne (Egly-Ouriet and Jacques Selosse) and Read more…

Favoring Fuder

by Lars Carlberg

In my article “The Essence of Mosel Wine: What Made It Famous?,” I list some producers that still like to Read more…

‘Flutes’ and Labels

by Lars Carlberg

A few years ago, I asked subscribers and nonsubscribers alike about “Bottle Types” and  “What’s Your Favorite Mosel Wine Label?” Read more…

German Viticulture: The Last Twenty Years

by Tom Scott

Editor’s note: Tom Scott, who wrote the entry on “German history” in the Oxford Companion to Wine, delivered The André Read more…

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…

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