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Spring and Early Summer Vineyard Work

by Lars Carlberg

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been busy working in the vineyards at Hofgut Falkenstein. We do all the Read more…

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The Remodeling of the Thiergarten

by Lars Carlberg

On March 4, I took a Sunday stroll from my flat in Trier-Süd to the Thiergarten. I hadn’t been in Read more…

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A Preview of Willi Schaefer’s 2017s

by Lars Carlberg

As Andrea Schaefer explained in her 2017 vintage report, they had only half of a normal crop and produced just Read more…

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Willi Schaefer’s 2017 Vintage Report

by Andrea Schaefer

Editor’s note: Andrea Schaefer of Weingut Willi Schaefer, a top 4.2-ha estate in Graach/Mosel, wrote this 2017 vintage report. Last Read more…

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VDP.Klassifixation

by David Schildknecht

Editor’s note: The initially published version of this piece required two small but significant alterations, about which two additional footnotes Read more…

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The Case of Silberberg

by Lars Carlberg

Editor’s note: Max von Kunow, the owner of Weingut von Hövel, kindly explained that the VDP made an error in Read more…

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Schloss Lieser 2016 SL Helden Spätlese Trocken

by Lars Carlberg

Last week, I bought a bottle of Schloss Lieser’s 2016 SL Helden Riesling Spätlese trocken at a local shop that Read more…

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A Note to My Readers

by Lars Carlberg

On December 1, 2015, I wrote a note to my readers. It’s now time to give you another update. I Read more…

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Der Wein

by Lars Carlberg

On January 6, Per Linder, who is a contributor to my site, invited me to lunch at Yong Yong, in Read more…

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A Selection of 2017 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…