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A Note to My Readers

by Lars Carlberg

In my last newsletter on September 25, I mentioned that I began a two-year apprenticeship as a winegrower at Hofgut Read more…

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The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling

by Paula Sidore

Berlin is far away from the steep and stony soils that produce the world’s best Rieslings, but is very much Read more…

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Terry Theise’s ‘Dry German Riesling’

by Lars Carlberg

Terry Theise recently published an article titled “Dry German Riesling” on the website of Michael Skurnik Wines, which imports his Read more…

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Riesling Feinherb from the Mosel, Saar, and Ruwer—an Enigma?

by Stephan Bauer

If there is one category of German Riesling that I don’t fully grasp, it’s feinherb. Why is that? Is it Read more…

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Tasting the 2014 Mosel Vintage at the VDP’s Mainzer Weinbörse

by Justin Christoph

Editor’s note: I left off the VDP.ALL-CAPS verbiage, such as VDP.GROSSE LAGE, VDP.ORTSWEIN, and so on, to keep the text Read more…

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Sunday Morning Get-Together at Joh. Jos. Prüm

by Lars Carlberg

On Sunday, May 31, I was invited to attend a special get-together at Joh. Jos. Prüm in Wehlen, where a Read more…

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Stein’s Wine Letter: 2014 Vintage Report

by Ulrich Stein

Editor’s note: Dr. Ulrich (“Ulli”) Stein of Weingut Stein writes each spring a wine letter to his clients, with a vintage Read more…

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What’s Wrong with the VDP Classification Model?

by Lars Carlberg

The Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP)—which was founded in 1910, and whose members have an eagle bearing a grape bunch on Read more…

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The Health Benefits of Mosel Wine

by Lars Carlberg

Back in the mid-nineties, Eberhard von Kunow, the former owner of Weingut von Hövel, once told me on a visit Read more…

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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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