Friday Focus; Pfalz, Germany

The second-largest wine region in Germany was once only known for mass-production, sweet whites, however today is one of the most exciting regions in the country with a strong focus on dry Riesling and, unusually for such a northern European region, red wines (30-40% of annual production today!). So what makes the Pfalz tick? What…

Friday Focus : Alsace, Part 1

I started writing a piece on Alsace, and quickly realised that to cover it properly and distil out the important information, I would need to split my piece. So, in part 1 I will write about the history, geography, climate and soils of the Alsace region, and next week in part 2 I will cover…

Mosel, Germany

The wines of Germany have in the past suffered from an identity crisis. Being the 4th largest European wine producer and with an incredibly long history of winemaking, Germany is very serious about wine (they’re serious about a lot of things), however in the 1970’s a huge percentage of their wines were sold as bulk,…