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GERMANY: MOST BEAUTIFUL WINE VIEWS

The DWI (Deutsches Wein-Institut) communicates: This year, the German Wine Institute (DWI) and the regional wine marketing associations are for the first time granting an award of “Most beautiful wine view 2012” in each of the 13 German growing regions. These are viewpoints which offer especially spectacular views of the vineyards. Picture © DWI

COENECOOP SIGNS FOR A GREEN SPRING (2)

On April 2nd, the Dutch importer COENECOOP (part of DELTA WINES) was holding a special wine tasting inside the huge Delta Wines offices, storage and distribution building. Leitmotiv of this tasting was: “Naturally more… Spring”. Most of the presented wines were… ‘green’ wines, from ‘environment respectful’ to organic (bio) and biodynamic. COMMENTS IN A NUTSHELL […]

WEINGUT HERMANNSBERG… THE RISING STAR!

Gut Hermannsberg was originally called (take a deep breath): Gutsverwaltung Niederhausen-Schloßböckelheim. It was founded in 1902 as a royal Prussian wine-growing estate. The model winery was built on an impressive slope in a picturesque location overlooking the Nahe River. This wine growing Estate had (and still have) the best top vineyards of the area. Near […]

GERHARD EICHELMANN ABOUT 2010 VINTAGE IN GERMANY

I just received some short information from my favourite German Wine Guide writer, Gerhard Eichelmann (MONDO-HEIDELBERG). I would certainly like to share it with you. 2010 was an extremely difficult vintage in Germany. Rains starting from august caused problems of rot, often even in unripe grapes, as after a very cold and long winter and […]

GERMANY 2010, AGAINST ALL ODDS AND PREJUDICES… (3) SANDER ÖKOLOGISCHE WEINE

This is another old contact of mine from the organic/biodynamic working wineries. I met Stefan Sander many times on international wine fairs (organic or not) and events, but also in specific tastings (Message in a bottle, Rheinhessen young vintners) and press-trips in Germany. I really like this wine house, for many reasons. It is a […]