Germany (/ˈdʒɜrməni/; German: Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, pronounced [ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant] ), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states and its capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 80.6 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state in the European Union. Germany is the major economic and political power of the European continent and a historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields.
Posts about Germany
  • Six thrilling wines with bargains galore

    … and it is a steal at the reduced price so hurry along and grab a few bottles because it is the perfect wine to match to the Smorgastarta (flatbread layer cake with cured salmon and beetroot) and marvel at the elegance of the flavour synergy here. 2012 Primitivo, Fiore di Vigna, Paolo Leo, Salento, Puglia, Italy (£13.00, Oddbins). For those of you who like…

    Matthew Jukes- 1 readers -
  • Schweinehaus

    … I woke up this morning and it was cold, overcast, and raining. Though in a good mood, I found myself craving old school German comfort food, and I'd been meaning to try out a certain spot in Overton Square. Memphis is not really known for its German food, and over the years we've seen places like Mary's in Collierville and the venerable…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 2 readers -
  • In the Ahr Valley, Germany, home to some great Pinot Noir

    … I’ve spent the last day and a half in the Ahr Valley in northern Germany. It’s my first visit here. This is a small, compact region that’s a tight valley with vineyards on either side, many of which are incredibly steeply sloped. The predominant soil type is slate, and this is Pinot Noir country. I visited three of the top producers…

    jamie goode's wine blogin Pinot Noir- 8 readers -
  • LCBO Wine Picks: Spain + Chile + Argentina

    … André Aubert. Also a blend is a red wine from Tenuta Rocca - an unspecified (and not very common) blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. In white wines, there are 2 very good values under $14 - the extra-dry Garganega from Veneto and the dry (slightly sweet) Weissburgunder (a.k.a. Pinot Blanc) from Germany. If you want to try an Old…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 6 readers -
  • Vinexpo Bordeaux: Chief promises 'major change' for 2015 show

    … in an interview. Vinexpo still claims to be the biggest wine expo in the world, but it has seen greater competition from rivals in recent years, notably ProWein in Germany. Vinexpo Bordeaux has also faced accusations of favouring the French over other nationalities. ‘We need to change that perception,’ said Deglise, who is from Champagne and had…

    Decanter- 4 readers -
  • The great debate

    … Bordeaux or Burgundy? For a long time I was emphatically on the side of the former in that vital question of red-wine devotion – perhaps because it was with Bordeaux (mostly modest stuff from the 1970s and ’80s), along with the few excellent local versions, that I developed my wine aesthetic. In the last decade or so, however, my allegiance…

    Tim James/ GrapeGrapein Cabernet Sauvignon Riesling- 4 readers -
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