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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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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 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…

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Vintage 2017 at Hofgut Falkenstein

by Lars Carlberg

In 2017, many growers are talking about a “botrytis vintage,” but this wasn’t the case at Hofgut Falkenstein, where I Read more…

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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…

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Favoring Fuder

by Lars Carlberg

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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