News Archives: Germany

Merkelbach: Soul of the Mosel

Merkelbach: Soul of the Mosel 2

Visitors remark that tasting with Alfred and Rolf Merkelbach at their home in Ürzig, at the base of the Würtzgarten, is to travel back in time. Not much has changed in over 60 years, including the brother’s approach to winemaking. The lists of wines on offer are typed up on an old typewriter and are … Read More

East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

East Meets West: Terry Theise Fall DI & Japanese Portfolio Debut

On Tuesday, June 13th, we had a strong cast of visiting wine growers to guide you through the journey; almost thirty of our favorite growers attended. The 2016 harvest in both Germany and Austria provided delicious, compelling wines from a classic vintage. Terry’s selection of 2016ers bring balanced, elegant and transparent wines from Auersthal to … Read More

Terry Theise’s 2016 Germany Vintage Report

Terry Theise's 2016 Germany Vintage Report 1

Terry has returned from Germany after tasting at over 30 estates from the Mosel to the Pfalz and his latest vintage report is in! I have a bad habit of burying the lead. This time I won’t. Nearly every vintage, even good, excellent or great ones, has a shadow side that expresses as a common … Read More

Kruger-Rumpf: Terroir in the Nahe

Kruger-Rumpf: Terroir in the Nahe 34

  The roots of the Kruger-Rumpf estate date back to the 1790’s. Like most vine-growers at the time, the family sold the majority of their grape production to larger houses or cooperatives. This practice continued through the ninetieth and early twentieth centuries until Stefan Rumpf kept the majority of their harvest to produce their own … Read More