Jul
2

Weingut Kruger-Rumpf Münsterer Pittersberg Großes Gewächs 2010

There is an unusually good selection of dry German Riesling at the BCLDB stores these days. This first growth single vineyard from one of the Nahe’s leading estates just arrived

Mar
2

Muller Catoir Pflaz Riesling Haardter Herrenletten Spatlese Trocken 2008

Put the book down for second. Lift your head from the pages and breathe. The intellectualization of wine amongst its elite gives it depth and the capacity for devotion. But

Dec
24

Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2002

If there is an ideal form of Mosel Riesling, its harmony would derive from its continuity and its persistence. Continuity because its acid and sugar balance become an indistinguishable whole

Aug
25

Gunderloch Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling QbA 2011

Gunderloch is one of the most prestigious domains in the Rheinhessen. The Domaine’s fame peaked in the 1990’s, but soon after the wines began to suffer and not match their

Jun
23

Spotlight on Riesling: Selbach Oster 2008 Riesling Spatlese Zeltinger Sonnenuhr “Rotlay”

Riesling, the world’s most transparent grape, is not friends with the standard wine tasting note. ‘Electric’, ‘citrus’, ‘peach’, ‘laser-like’. As far as I can tell from the majority of wine

Jun
3

Spotlight on Riesling: Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese 2004

There are Rieslings, and then there are Muller Rieslings. German Riesling – the best Riesling in the world – can be easy, quaffable wine; delicious serious wine; and a wonderful

May
26

Spotlight on Riesling: A. J. Adam “Hofberg” Kabinett 2010

It is an uncommon event for a new producer to arise in Germany’s Mosel that quickly vaults into the upper echelon of reputation. A.J. Adam started making his own wines

Apr
21

Spotlight on Riesling: Donnhoff Norheimer Dellchen Grosses Gewachs Riesling Trocken 2006

One of Riesling’s great qualities is the ease with which it is consumed. But what makes Riesling one of the greatest grapes in the world is its astounding ability, particularly

Apr
15

Spotlight on Riesling: Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2008

Germany is the heartland of Riesling. In particular, the Mosel is the most significant region and the vineyards of the Mittel Mosel comprise the largest stretch of great Riesling vineyards

Apr
12

Spotlight on Riesling: Karthauserhoff Eitelsbacher Karthauserhoffberg Riesling Auslese 2007

After all my voyages through tastings wines from obscure varieties and small regions across Europe and elsewhere, I find my love for white wine can be expressed as a simple