Tag Archives: Riesling

Austria’s Talented New Winemakers

While traveling around Austria meeting winemakers and tasting wine for our recently published report Austrian Wine: Diverse Terroir, Exceptional Quality, we met the new generation that has entered Austria’s wine industry in recent years. They work in various capacities, although most … Continue reading

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Washington’s Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Rieslings: Outstanding Wines, Incredible Values

Washington State is by far the most important producer of Riesling in the US, and Chateau Ste. Michelle accounts for most of it, making over 1.2 million cases of Riesling annually. We recently sat down with Chateau Ste. Michelle white … Continue reading

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German Rieslings from the Mosel: SA Prüm, Willi Haag, and Dr H Thanisch

Germany’s top producers are members of the Verdand Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP), an association of 200 quality-oriented vintners. We recently had the opportunity to taste the Riesling wines from three VDP members, all with steeply sloped (up to 60°) vineyards overlooking … Continue reading

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Stadt Krems: New Releases of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling

Stadt Krems is one of Europe’s oldest wineries. We first tasted its wines for our Report # 25 The Wines of Austria. We recently met with Franz-Josef “Goose” Gansberger, who manages both Stadt Krems and Weingut Stift Göttweig, and eagerly … Continue reading

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American Riesling from the East and West Coasts

Excellent Riesling is now being produced on both the East and West coasts of the US. In this article, we review recent releases of several of the most important American producers. These include Dr. Konstantin Frank and Lamoreaux Landing in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wine Atlas of Germany, University of California Press

This is the most extensive, comprehensive and up to date book on German wine geography available in the English language.  Authored by three German experts on Riesling and German wine, it was originally published in German in 2007. The English … Continue reading

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Book Review: Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story by Stuart Pigott

Finally, a witty, erudite and contemporary book in English about Riesling! With a provocative and puckish title, Stuart Pigott writes with gusto in English about his favorite grape and those places and producers who most eloquently conjure its magic.  Pigott … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Washington’s Riesling Specialist

As we note in our Report # 38 The Wines of Washington State,  Washington is by far the country’s most important producer of Riesling.  With 6320 acres of vines, it has double California’s plantings and over five times those of … Continue reading

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Pierre Sparr: 2010 Selections from Alsace

Domain Pierre Sparr is one of Alsace’s largest producers of premium wines.  Established in 1680, its portfolio today consists of a variety of outstanding wines from single vineyard grand cru and reserve cuvées to single varietal entry level wines for … Continue reading

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Meli: Chilean Wine Made from Dry Farmed, Old Vines in Maule

Adriana Cerda (pictured below) is one of Chile’s better known enologists. She was winemaker at Viña De Martino for many years, including its launch of Chile’s first bottling of Carmenere in 1996. But she always wanted a vineyard of her … Continue reading

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