NEW : Wine Tastings!
03 June 2019
In order to share more of our wine experiences with you all, we are launching a new type of posts: Wine tastings! The tastings post will be an addition to our winery articles and 'Wine advice' posts.
Weingut Selbach Oster
06 February 2019
The Selbach's are known for having made Rieslings since Early Modern Times, 1661 to be exact. They value wine growing which is in touch with nature, bringing out the elegant Mosel terroir in all their wines.
The 2018 Vintage in Champagne
07 January 2019
We looove Champagne and we do not limit it to just one month. So do you? – Then listen closely, we have great news for you!
26 December 2018
NYE is coming! Time for bubbles to flow with the fireworks and glittering clothes and rich tables. And why not try some of the best sparkling wine of the world with that... yes, we said sparkling wine - not Champagne (this time).
World Class Wines on Tour
18 December 2018
Outside the town is buzzing with parties and jolly, winemakers are hoping for frost, the children for a white Christmas and a bonanza of presents and most of the adults for a quiet time with some great wine. But we are all about what's going on next year.
Franz Keller - Schwarzer Adler
11 December 2018
Historic sites, warm hills, vulcanic soils, Michelin-starred food, mesmerizing architecture and of course some of the best wine in Germany – what more to ask for? This is Weingut Franz Keller!
2018 - The Eiswein Year?
04 December 2018
For those craving that particularly tempting, complex German specialty... We have good news. That is, if mother nature also has a sweet tooth (and a frosty tendency) this year.
Knipser - The Grape Pioneers
29 November 2018
In the midst of hills and plain, a pioneering family makes German wines with a twist. A family that can trace its roots to the Early Middle Ages yet are firstmovers on grape varieties in Pfalz. We met them in Düsseldorf this spring.
Weingut Peter Kriechel
27 September 2018
The winery Peter Kriechel is located in the charming town of Ahrweiler in the dramatic Ahr Valley. Not overly ‘turisty’, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is a wonderful town to visit for a lunch or a stroll and well-worth an over-night stay.
VDP Sekt Classifications
13 July 2018
On a VDP meeting on July 5th, the German wine producer organisation decided to introduce a new classification system for Sekt (Sparkling Wine). Just like the Champagne region, traditional bottle fermentation is mandatory for all four categories.
Franzen - The Rise of Bremmer Calmont
21 June 2018
Lead by the two young winemakers, Kilian (30) and Angelina (28) Franzen, Weingut Franzen has a focus on modern dry Rieslings featuring late harvest grapes for complete ripeness with strong minerality.
Weingut Max Müller I
16 April 2018
In 2017, Weingut Max Müller from Volkach in Franconia was awarded best white wine collection by Eichelmann. An impressive achievement which not only ignited our interest but also tells a story of Silvaner on a comeback.
31 March 2018
Located south of Ahrweiler, Maibachfarm is one of the more modern wineries in the Ahr wine region. On just under 9.5 hectares of vineyards they cultivate 70% Pinot Noir, 10% Frühburgunder and, among others, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.
Burgundy 2015 Tasting - Part II
07 March 2018
For many wine regions across Europe, 2015 was the best vintage in years and in Burgundy some wine makers has already compared it with the fantastic 2005 vintage.
23 February 2018
With a history of wine making for more than 900 years, Schloss Gobelsburg is not only one of the oldest wineries in Austria but also regarded as one of the best by most.
Burgundy 2015 Tasting - Part I
12 February 2018
For many wine regions across Europe, 2015 was the best vintage in years and in Burgundy some wine makers has already compared it with the fantastic 2005 vintage. We took 40 wines to the test and this is how we scored them.
Germany's best vineyards mapped
29 January 2018
After three years of thorough research and cartography, the VDP's new online map site went live last week.
St. Laurentius Sekt
22 November 2017
Situated in Leiwen in the heart of Mosel, St. Laurentius is not your typical Mosel winery. As the title suggests, St. Laurentius primarily produces sekt and it all started when Klaus Herres-Wener took over from his father in 1982.
Franz Josef Eifel
04 November 2017
Moving on south from Piesport, the Mosel river takes a sharp bend around Trittenhem. A city that houses a dozen of great wineries and many of them bear the name Eifel. One of them is Franz Josef Eifel who leads the family winery as 4th generation.
27 September 2017
Based in Rüdesheim am Rhein, Sekthaus Solter is recognized as one of the top producers of sparkling wine in Germany.
Bischöfliches Weingut Rüdesheim
19 September 2017
The Bischöfliches Weingut in Rüdesheim is romantically situated in the Medieval monastery, where Saint Hildegaard of Bingen lived and worked for some years in the 12th century.
Weingut Von Winning
08 September 2017
Originally founded under the name "Deinhard" in 1849 the Winery has been under the name "Von Winning" since 2009 after Achim Niederberger bought it in 2007.
Ahr Valley Spätburgunder
28 August 2017
Located in the valley of the river Ahr and with only 558 hectares this Wine region is one of Germany's smallest.
Reichsrat von Buhl
18 August 2017
Deidesheim is home to two of the best wineries in Pfalz and Reischsrat von Buhl is one of them.
Schloss Lieser - Thomas Haag
17 August 2017
Celebrated as the Winemaker of the Year 2015, along with several other prices and achievements the same year, Thomas Haag produces stunning wines at Schloss Lieser Estate by the Mosel.
16 August 2017
Located in Cramant, on the foot of Côte de Blancs, we visited Diebolt-Vallois late may this year. Côte des Blancs is a mostly eastern-facing slope that owes its name to the color of the grapes planted: 95% Chardonnay.
15 August 2017
Located on a sharp bend at the Mosel river, Piesport has been producing wine since Roman times and in 1985 a 4th century Roman wine press was discovered here.
Champagne - Bouzy
12 August 2017
The village of Bouzy lies in the Montagne de Reims' region and is a wonderful 100 % Grand Cru village. The area is dominated by the Pinot Noir grape with less than 15 % being Chardonnay and a bit of Pinot Meunier.
Carl Loewen - Mosel Elegance
10 August 2017
At the bottom of Mittelmosel the river takes a sharp bend at Leiwen and Trittenheim. Home to some of the regions most renowned Wineries.
08 August 2017
Close to Epernay and on the egde of the Chardonnay dominated Côte des Blancs, Vazart-Coquart & Fils has Grand Cru holdings in the village of Chouilly.
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