20 Wines Under $20: Postcards From Around the World
Good wine has the power to transport. As we now approach a full year locked in pandemic freeze-frame, with many people largely confined within their national borders, wine still provides an opportunity to taste the world.
Do You Like Your Riesling Crispy Dry Or Slightly Sweet?
Riesling is a magnificent grape but a something of a challenge for the consumer. If you ask one of the grape’s many devoted admirers, they will tell you that Riesling is the noblest white grape in the world. The problem is to know if it is dry or sweet.
A Six-Bottle Master Class to Sparkling Wine
Sparkling wine encompasses more than just Champagne. It is made all over the world. Local grapes often inform the blend or varietal base wine, such as Chenin Blanc in Crémant from the Loire Valley or Riesling in Sekt from Germany.
Wines to Remember in a Year to Forget
Travel, restaurants and vineyards were all virtually off limits. But a lot of bottles were opened at home, creating a different sort of history.
Top 100 Wines of Germany 2020
Germany’s scintillating 2019 vintage (maybe its best ever) produced numerous perfect and unique wines – here are the best we tasted over the past 12 months.
2019 – Germany’s Breakthrough Vintage?
Will 2019 be the breakthrough vintage for German wine? Could it persuade Riesling-phobes to abandon their prejudices?
The Six Regions Bringing Out the Best In German Wine
In Germany, where wine preferences have long been swinging dry and drier still, the market is dominated by trocken, or dry wines made from Riesling, Pinot Noir (known as Spätburgunder), Pinot Gris (or Grauburgunder) and more.
Is 2019 Germany’s 100-Point Vintage?
The 2019 vintage is the best vintage I have ever tasted for German riesling in my four-decade career.