Germany Is A Hotbed Of Young Wine Talent
In my experience, wine professionals are extremely generous. Wine is all about sharing, after all, and drinking it alone can be a pretty miserable (or disconcerting) experience. Asked to donate to a charity auction, for example, wine producers and collectors tend to rally round. But there is another rather brilliant way of helping others. German superstar wine producers Klaus Peter (KP) and Julia Keller have dreamt up a way of being altruistic that could be copied by any wine producer, at minimal cost.
Crisp and Cool: 9 Off-Dry And Sweet Wines Perfect For Hot Days
Along with being excellent poolside drinks, these bottles go great with a wide array of foods such as sushi and salad. They also complement acidic and smokey dishes, such as Carolina and Texas barbeque. Not to mention spicy dishes are famously balanced by sweet or off-dry wines as the residual sugar acts as a foil to the dish’s heat.
Sekt Is The Wine Of 2022
Scan the sparkling wine list at any restaurant and you’ll see a few familiar names: Champagne, Prosecco, Cava. But you probably won’t find one of Europe’s lesser known, food-friendly, and affordably-priced wines: Sekt, a sparkling wine from Germany and Austria.
After A Two-Year Hiatus, ProWein Celebrates Its Return
On May 15–17, 2022, ProWein, the international wine and spirits trade fair, returned to Messe Düsseldorf after a two-year, pandemic-related pause. Some 5,700 exhibitors from 62 countries filled the 13 halls attended by more than 38,000 members of the drinks trade from 145 countries.
Spätburgunder: 12 Fantastic German Pinot Noirs To Track Down
15 Non-Alcoholic Wines That Are Better Than The Boozy Kind
Non-alcoholic beverages are leading an industry-shifting movement. With all the solid alcohol-free and low-alcohol options out there, hangovers can truly be a thing of the past. Whether you prefer to abstain from alcohol for pregnancy, health, religious, or other preference-based reasons, there’s no shortage of alcohol-free wines to keep you in high spirits (pun intended).
Sommelier Roundtable: What’s the Most Versatile Wine?
A truly versatile wine—one that pairs as harmoniously with tuna crudo as with steak—is a sommelier’s best friend. Confronted daily with the task of matching a table of diners with the right bottle to complement a wide range of flavors, the pros rely on wines that have a lot of flexibility and crowd appeal. Wine Spectator asked eight leading wine directors to share the wines they turn to when the menu selections—and wine drinkers’ palate preferences—run the gamut.
How German Winemakers Turned Disaster into a Good Year
Last summer, floods inundated western Germany, killing nearly 200 people and devastating the Ahr Valley. Local winemakers whose vines were decimated raised money by selling “flood wines” – bottles whose labels were soiled by mud. The effort has raised $5 million to support the local industry, and raised awareness about winemaking in the region. Correspondent Seth Doane reports.