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.
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  • Directionally Challenged in Europe

    … my group for the next week through Belgium, across Luxembourg, and up the Mosel River in Germany a bit. First, though, I had to get out of Paris and drop off the bags that I picked up the previous day and drop them off at a hotel at Charles-de-Gaulle airport where I would also meet the company’s main baggage transfer person (which we called…

    the drunken cyclist- 1 readers -
  • Wente Riverbank Riesling 2011

    25 Nov Wente “Riverbank” Riesling 2011, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, CA . Locally $11, Internet from $9-12/bottle. 12.5% ABV. A clear color of pale sunshine with a green tinge in the glass, the nose shows honeysuckle, gentle floral notes with a hint of salt air, which begs the question if Wente found a way to bottle with California coastline breeze instead of nitrogen? All kiddi ...

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  • Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy, 2014

    … Picture: At Weingut A. Christmann in the Pfalz, with Owner (and VDP President) Steffen Christmann The Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (September 14 – 20, 2014) was the second of two wine tours in Germany in 2014, both organized by Annette Schiller. This posting provides an overview. For the first tour, see: Germany-North Wine Tour…

    Dr. Christian G.E. Schiller/ schiller-winein Riesling- 3 readers -

    … crackdowns and macroeconomic forces, Russian clients are buying far less for obvious reasons, and key European countries dependent on streams of wealthy tourists and aspirational buyers have also stalled. The situation is comparatively better in the United States and in Japan but both nations are growing far below their long-term economic…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 2 readers -
  • Stepp Riesling ‘S’

    Stepp Riesling 'S' This is a pretty serious Riesling. It’s made by Gerd Stepp, from a single vineyard, Kallstadter Saumage, with loess and loam rich soils with a high limestone content, in Germany’s Pfalz. The soils here have lots of tiny fossil shells, resulting in high calcium content. Apparently Saumagen translates as pig’s ...

    jamie goode's wine blog- 1 readers -
  • Thoughts on Tre Bicchieri 2015

    … Tre Bicchieri this year. Eleven! I would have expected perhaps five or six, so it’s a positive sign that the tasting panel found so many exemplary example of this marvelous white wines from Marche this year. Famed estates such as Bucci, Garofoli and Umani Ronchi were once again awarded top honors, but it was also nice to see artisan producers…

    Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines- 1 readers -
  • Marché Bacchus Wine Lunches, Year 2

    … the past year, Marche Bacchus has done just that – get better. A big part of the reason is Executive Chef Jose Aleman. He crafted the menu for the luncheon event, and the meal was outstanding. There were two choices for each of the three courses. I will list the ones I had for lunch – others at the table had the remaining dishes, to similar rave…

    Wine Linesin Cabernet Franc- 3 readers -
  • Six exquisite wines this week including a stunning, inexpensive Champagne

    NV J.P. Secondé, Brut Intégral, Champagne, France (£24.10, & tel. 01823 339032). Before you go out and buy a big name fizz for the next month’s entertaining consider the extraordinary value you get from the smaller, one-man-band operations. This is an epic wine with tangy citrus notes and a stunning dry finish.

    Matthew Jukes- 4 readers -
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