Issue No 55 contains the 2019 highlights, a preview of the 2020 vintage, full articles on Kabinett and vineyard names as well as a stunning vertical tasting: Here is what is in store!
After having tasted 1,500 wines, many several times, we look back at the extraordinary 2019 vintage with the full benefit of hindsight and put forward our list of not-to-be-missed “Vintage Highlights” for each stylistic direction, i.e. dry Riesling, off-dry Riesling, Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese and noble-sweet wines.
What does 2020 have in store? Although it is still early days, 2020 may well prove a gorgeous vintage driven by racy elegance, at least at the finest growers. Here a sneak preview of what is to come!
Kabinett, once the poor relative of the family of Prädikat wines, went through an extraordinary journey over the last few years and is now among the most sought-after labels in the world of German wines. Join us in a very personal dive into its history, the philosophy behind it, the methods to produce it, and discover the multiple facets of this unique art of playful lightness.
German vineyard names are colorful and their origin often surprising. Also, their meaning is often not simple to understand if you do not master German. It is high time to delve into the rich history and often romantic aspirations conveyed by Germany vineyard names.
The dry Saumagen R and RR by Koehler-Ruprecht are some of the finest dry Rieslings in the world. We share here the results of a fantastic vertical spanning from 2018 down to 1990 of these mythical bottlings.
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