German Wines: You Don’t Need To Be A Master Of Wine To Know What’s In The Bottle – You Can Read It On The Label

Part One: Quality Germany can rightly be proud of its history and tradition of quality winemaking – and of providing the wine drinker with information about the promise in the bottle. It’s all there, written on the label! German wine labels are arguably the most informative of any, providing you with information not only on…

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Vintners Pride of Germany – Quality & Taste: Silver Medal Winner

Drinks Business Global Riesling Masters 2017 (Under £10 Category) Weingut Pfeffingen 2016 Dry Riesling   Passion and unconditional endeavour to make characterful, individualistic, top quality wines characterise the wines of Weingut Pfeffingen. This makes what is a family operation, with a history of winemaking that stretches back over 250 years, truly special and one of the…

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Vintners Pride of Germany – The Best of the Best: Gold Medal Winner

Drinks Business Global Riesling Masters 2017 (£20-£30 Category) Weingut Pfeffingen 2016 Herrenberg Riesling GG   Passion, unconditional endeavour – and terroir – are key to Weingut Pfeffingen. The best vineyard sites include the Herrenberg, which rises up to the west of the estate. Tasting Note: Flavours of apricots and peaches with great minerality and wonderful…

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Why Wine Is Different To Other Alcoholic Beverages — It Doesn’t Just Taste Good, But Can Do You Good, Too

Wine should be regarded as a food. Historically it has been regarded as such and has been an integral part of the healthful Mediterranean diet for millennia. Results from a research project at the University of California in Berkeley showed that subjects absorbed significantly more of nutrients such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron and zinc…

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Screw Cap vs Cork: A Leading Winemaker’s View

Jan Eymal, owner and chief winemaker at Weingut Pfeffingen, on an on-going debate As Jan Eymal, an official nominee for Falstaff Magazin ‘Winemaker of the Year 2018’, says: “Don’t judge a wine by how it’s sealed. After working in Australia as a flying winemaker I was one of the very first wineries to introduce the screw cap…

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Quality Wines are Born in the Vineyard: Part Two

Part Two: Canopy Management It’s a truism that you cannot make good wine from poor fruit, just as it’s equally true that good fruit can be spoiled by poor winemaking. Good wine starts in the vineyard with the skill of the winemaker as viticulturist an integral part in the story of making the sort of…

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Quality Wines are Born in the Vineyard: Part One

Part One: Vine Pruning The reputations of the wine estates we work with are earned over time and are the result of hard endeavour. And quality is no an accident, with the skill of the winemaker working in the role of viticulturist as important as the skills needed to turn the resulting fruit into the…

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Vintners Pride of Germany – Quality Wines & Customer Satisfaction

German VDP Wine Classification: A Guarantee Of Unbeatable Quality Our name really says it all – it’s about the best of the best. Truth to tell – and in spite of the better-known vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux – those of us in the know appreciate that there’s little that can better the best that…

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VPOG’s Award-Winning Portfolio: Weingut Künstler

Top wines from this top estate – James Suckling writes about 5 Weingut Künstler wines you’ll find listed on the Vintner’s Pride of Germany website: 2015 KÜNSTLER RIESLING DRY VDP.GUTSWEIN 91 POINTS An excellent “Estate Riesling” that has plenty of tart peach and lemon aromas. Juicy and very crisp with some real minerality at the…

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Weingut Stigler: Beautiful Wines and a Clear Demonstration of Terroir

Baden Located in the very south west of Germany, Baden has a long history of making wine – in fact dating back to Roman times – and today is the country’s third largest wine region. Yet, given the quality of the wines produced, it’s surprisingly less well known in terms of its export markets when…

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