Everything happens for a Riesling in the Mosel
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
If you are a wine lover and have ticked off other famous wine regions like Burgundy or Tuscany then the Mosel should be your next wine trip The Mosel is one of the most famous, oldest and unique wine regions in the wine world. Trust me... as I have traveled the wine world and I can say the Mosel is truly a magical wine place. In this guide I will give you some insights that will hopefully make you thirsty for a Mosel wine tour. In short Why as a wine lover you should visit the Mosel:The unique combination of climate, grape variety and 2000 year old vintner tradition culminate in much sought a ..read more
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Best Wine Holiday Hotels in Germany
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
Looking for the best hotels to stay during your German wine trip. Check out this list MOSEL WINE REGION   Schloss Lieser  https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/hhnak-schloss-lieser-autograph-collection/photos/ When people think of traveling to Germany a Schloss is always on the itinerary for a must visit. So why not stay in one? On the banks of the Mosel river you can find the 19th century grand palace Schloss Lieser that has been meticulously restored to detail. The Schloss is now part of the Marriott group if that helps you get points/better rates. Next to the hotel their is an aw ..read more
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A few tips on visiting the best local Christmas Markets near Frankfurt
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
The dazzling lights shimmering in the fog of smoke coming from the Sizzling sausages Aka Bratwurst, sumptuous fried potato cakes called kartoffelpuffer warm cups of Glühwein to make your cheeks glow and gingerbread hearts and houses hanging from little stall huts: there is no better way to bring out the Christmas spirit than with the magic of a traditional German Christmas Market. Its a dream of many to stroll the through an authentic German Christmas! Many even make the trip just to go around Germany to many of the main Christmas markets in Koln, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich & Frankfurt. B ..read more
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Who are the fine Winemakers of Germany? Look for the Eagle!
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
A quick introduction to the VDP classification so you know what to look for on your wine travels. In short what is the VDP? The VDP is a winemaking association ( and short for the above tongue twisting title) of about 202 selected members. The members must focus on nurturing their unique regional / village terroir, showcasing traditional varietals to Grand Cru status by working with limited yields to ensure depth and quality. They are proud winemakers who where possible make wines with a lot of hand and heart work. And while I could go into its history and politics I think its more important ..read more
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The prettiest wine region in France. Alsace!
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
Alsace is one of the most picturesque and charming areas in the country, with stunning landscapes and delicious wines that are waiting to be discovered. Here are some reasons why a visit to the Alsace wine region should be on everyone's travel list: Located about 2.5 hrs from Frankfurt is the unique French wine region Alsace. Known for its stunning landscapes and world-class wines, this region offers a unique experience for wine enthusiasts and tourists alike mixing and Germanic French culture and history. A white wine lovers paradise! Firstly, the Alsace wine region is known for its unique a ..read more
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Riesling and the Wine Regions of Germany
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
Where to take a grape escape to slurp great Riesling. While Riesling can be found in most of the German wine regions it’s the hero grape in the Mosel and Rhein wine valley area of Rheingau, Rheinhessen (Nahe) and further south in the Pfalz. One of Riesling’s most unique and celebrated qualities is its vibrant expression of terroir, commonly defined as “a sense of place.” In other words, certain elements of the soil and microclimate that the grapes are grown in are noticeable factors in the wine’s taste profile. This transparency of terroir means that Riesling grown in different regions will p ..read more
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EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A RIESLING
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
So you maybe have slurped a Riesling recently and were thinking wow … this is Reeeeisling GOOD! Well why not consider taking a grape escape to Germany the home where the king of white grapes flourishes… where everything happens for a Riesling. Whats Makes Riesling Special. Riesling is one grape that has amazing diversity and most winelovers will agree is the king of all white grapes. Riesling is so diverse there are many winemakers in Germany that only focus on producing this one grape while being able to create a portfolio of stunning wines with a breadth of aroma / flavour significance, and ..read more
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Why Wines Made Good - Are Feel Good Wines
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
Not all wines are created equal. But some wines are created equally as good for the planet as they are for your enjoyment. In this article I want to share why I try to choose drinking more sustainable wines. Browse the endless wine shelf at the supermarket and you might grow curious: what's behind this bottle of red besides fermented grape juice? And more so... Why does this bottle only cost €4.29 These days, most of us are more savvy than ever about where our food comes from and how it's produced. I mean in this new years Aldi catalogue they were celebrating "Veganuary" and had pages dedicat ..read more
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"Herbst" in the Vineyards
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
Take a short break to to experience the vineyards of Germany in all their Autumn glory An endless see of vines in the vineyards of Bingen, Rheinhessen. I commonly get asked when is the best time to take a tour to discover the wine regions of Germany. While all seasons have their charm, if I had to choose a time of year I would say mid October to November when autumn is at its peak. While during this autumn most of Europe was going back into a second lockdown It meant that I was also not able to take wine loving guests to experience the glorious autumn vibes in the vineyards. So while we can o ..read more
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Wine Roots
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by Carl Wiesner
4M ago
Why wine is simply not just wine! A quick guide into the principles of wine production. The fundamentals. The core. The roots of wine and some examples from the German wine world. For more great wine facts, fun and folly check out Wine Folly Wine is beautiful in its simplicity. At its most basic, wine is simply fermented grape juice.  And yet, the world of wine is mostly made out to be sometimes indescribably complex! While sure myself and many of my guests on-tour do like to geek-out on what seems like trivial details around all things earth, stone and skin contact... In this post I try ..read more
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