Germany

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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    • Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Dry Riesling 2012 - Just What The Doctor Ordered

      BULK BUY! A fine example of a dry German Riesling. 100% Riesling from Mosel, Germany. SRP of $15 and available for as low as $13-$14. Sample submitted for review. From the winery: "Terroir: The Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler Estate has 16 ha (34 acres) of Riesling vineyards in the steeply sloped Middle-Mosel area. More than 75% of our vineyards are marked as "Steillage" [steep slope].

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 3 readers -
    • Rockss and Fruit

      My mother, may she rest in peace, taught me many lessons, many I have forgotten but one that I did not, was that being a snob is a good thing. It means you know what you like and can discern differences between things to assess quality and preference. The term wine snob can be thrown around but in this golden age of wine that we live in, what does it really mean? Sorry to go a ...

      Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruit- 3 readers -
    • Aussie native brings love for Riesling to Washington

      Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash., pours a glass of Eroica Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Were it not for two chance meetings, Wendy Stuckey might have happily spent her entire winemaking career in her native Australia and missed out on a great adventure.

      Great Northwest Winein Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • The best of 2014: Part I

    … Last (Decade) of the Last (Century) -- Fredrick L. Dame MS, Jay Fletcher MS, Paul Roberts MS Varietal Focus Syrah -- Rajat Parr, Josh Reynolds, Bernard Sun, Robert Bohr, Serafin Alvarado MS Regional Focus: Germany Today -- Tim Gaiser MS, Laura Williamson MS At the Digital Wine Communications Conference I attended the following seminars…

    Wine -- Mise en abyme- 3 readers -
  • Scheurebe Wine from Bruder Dr Becker, Rheinessen, Munich, Germany

    With the holidays in full swing, we need to escape from the joy/stress of shopping, family/work parties. So Wayward Wine will up posts EU Austerity Drinking Tour in the following weeks. Last Monday’s post, Munich’s Residenz palace managed to glow through winter. We slighted some rather nice beer (mainly out of frustration with the monopoly of big producers).

    WAYWARD WINE- 3 readers -
  • Wittman 100 Hügel Trocken Riesling 2013

    For thirty dollars this is particularly sharp. Pear and mustard fruit, slate, blossom and zest. The nose is quite intricate and expressive. Cold, stony and stern in the mouth, a pulse of electricity and a sharp edge of slate. The attack is notable and terrific, full of impact, like a cold ...

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  • Decoding the Amtliche Prüfungsnummer

    … Decoding the Amtliche Prüfungsnummer This is a blog post borne of necessity…in teaching my online CSW Prep Classes, I always dread “Module 8.” Module 8, you see, covers the wines of Germany and Austria. This does not in any way mean that I dread talking about – or partaking of – the wines of Germany and Austria. As a matter of fact…

    The Bubbly Professor- 4 readers -
  • My annual Holiday Cookbook/Winebook Gift article -- part one

    …". The 100 preps have been co-authored by Italian-Brazilian food writer-chef Luciana Bianchi. It is a wide-ranging tome that moves from street food to seafood, sweet treats to cocktails, and more. The major roots are from indigenous people, Portugal, and Africa, with notes from immigrants of Germany, Italy, Syria, Lebanon and Japan, and the food itself…

    Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine- 2 readers -
  • A local (Irish) Christmas Dinner

    … Chaberton Winery Hopcott's Meats Who doesn't love Christmas? Even people from outside of the traditional Christmas areas (Europe and North America) embrace the season of gluttony giving! And what says giving better than being giving of your time, your space and your self. Because, really, isn't that the whole idea? And in my family Christmas…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Weingut Liebfrauenstift Riesling

    … Founded in 1786, the Weingut Liebfrauenstift estate is located in the German wine-growing area of Rheinhessen. The 37 acre estate is planted with Riesling and Pinot blanc, with environmentally sound agricultural practices that promote maintenance of soil structure. An interesting tidbit about this wine is that it is produced in three lines…

    Pamela Heiligenthal/ Enobytesin Riesling- 3 readers -
  • How can a wine be DRY??

    … are somewhat negligent about. (I’ve had customers who state in no uncertain terms that they can’t stand oaked wines praise the lovely cocoa and vanilla aromas in the merlot that I’d just poured for them…) This isn’t as common as the one thing that I’ve noticed that seems to be all over the place in terms of understanding about wine; Dryness in wine. I…

    Wine Country BC- 3 readers -
  • * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Beer, from Race Point Publishing

    … basis, beginning with Ireland, then the UK, Scandinavia, East Europe, Germany, Belgium, Middle East, Far East, Canada (12 pages), and US. He also gives us an overview of beer styles and beer glassware. Each country gets an overview of brewing heritage, culture and styles – well over 1000 brands in the book. Beer festivals are covered, as well as bottle…

    Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine- 1 readers -
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