Tag: Germany

Germany 2016: against all the odds

As we launch our Germany 2016 offer, our Buyer Katherine Dart MW reports on the conditions of the 2016 vintage and the styles it produced The 2016 vintage defied expectation. The first half of the season was incredibly challenging because of the wet conditions, typified by the significant rainfall. Indeed, Johannes Selbach commented that this […]

Germany: the home of Riesling

This month we’re talking about all things Riesling. Here we look at the grape’s native home, Germany, in an extract from our introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine. Riesling’s identity was forged in the steep valleys of western Germany. On the terraces above the rivers Rhein and Mosel (‘Rhine’ and ‘Moselle’, as they were anglicised) […]

‘German? It must be sweet – I won’t like it…’

Many wine-drinkers make this leap – and miss some stunning wines. Modern German wines range from dry and appetising to gloriously sweet… but which is which? In an extract from our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine: A wine course with digressions, Catriona Felstead MW reveals all. Knowing what’s in a tall, elegant Alsace or […]

Riesling: a sticky past and racy future

This month Damian Carrington – Agency Director of Fields, Morris and Verdin – pays tribute to the Riesling grape, a varietal whose reputation has suffered in recent years, but produces exceptional wines both for sipping on their own and partnering food. There is a part of me that will forever remain a school boy, a trait […]