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14.08.2018

Riesling Fellowship

…Stephen Brook, wine writer Riesling Fellow Stephen Brook studied English and philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge. After many years as a publisher’s editor, in both the United States and Britain, he became a…

14.08.2018

Grape varieties

… Acolon, to "Z," as in Zweigeltrebe. About two dozen of these are of commercial importance, above all, Riesling and Müller-Thurgau, which account for 35% of Germany's 102,600 hectares of vineyards. Nearly…

14.08.2018

Red Grapes

… read moreDornfelderAmong new varieties, the Dornfelder shows great promise. read moreSchwarzriesling Although the name literally means "black Riesling," this variety is not related to the…

14.08.2018

White Grapes

… or chalky soil and ripens quite late. read moreScheurebe Scheurebe is a crossing of Riesling and the "Bukett grape" that is well established in several German wine regions. read…

14.08.2018

Spätburgunder

…Spätburgunder In Germany, the Spätburgunder is to red wine what the Riesling is to white wine: the cream of the crop. In fact, Germany is the world's third largest producer of Pinot Noir. The German name for the…

14.08.2018

Schwarzriesling

…Schwarzriesling Although the name literally means "black Riesling," this variety is not related to the Riesling at all. In fakt, it is a mutation of the Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) that ripens quite…

14.08.2018

Riesling

Riesling Of all the grapes of Germany, the most noble is the Riesling — a variety that can do well even in stony soil and can subsist on a minimum of moisture. It is also frost-resistant and a very dependable bearer…

14.08.2018

Müller-Thurgau

… It is named after Professor Müller of Thurgau, Switzerland, who created it in 1882, by crossing Riesling and Gutedel, not, as previously assumed, Riesling and Silvaner. It yields about 30% more than…

14.08.2018

Silvaner

… to sunshine and needs moist soil. Additionally, it ripens about two weeks earlier than Riesling. Silvaner yields a rather full-bodied, neutral wine with a mild acidity, and is generally…

14.08.2018

Kerner

…red in 1969 in Württemberg and named after a local poet, Justinius Kerner, it is a crossing of Trollinger and Riesling. Compared with Riesling, Kerner can grow in sites with less favorable conditions and…