UNFILTERED Archives: Germany

West to East: The 2022 Germany & Austria June Tour

West to East: The 2022 Germany & Austria June Tour
This June we hosted over 35 German, Austria, & Sake producers across sixteen cities, from SF to NYC (yes, West to East… it was as intense as ever!), to share as much Riesling, Grüner, Spatburgunder, and more, with YOU! It’s...

The 2021 Germany Vintage Report

The 2021 Germany Vintage Report
Above: Harvest in Wehlen at Schloss Lieser. GERMANY 2021: A STRUCTURED, MODERN CLASSIC In talking with growers, the common refrain was that 2021 was one of the most challenging (and expensive!) growing seasons in recent memory. In the Nahe, Cornelius...

Fio: Everyday Avant-Garde

Fio: Everyday Avant-Garde
The name “Fio” means “thread” in Portuguese. This estate is a joint venture connecting two families: the Kettern family, who have been making wine in the Mosel for several hundred years, and the Niepoort family, led by Dirk Niepoort. The...

The 2020 Germany Vintage Report

The 2020 Germany Vintage Report
Above: Harvest at Schloss Lieser. After spending the better part of January interviewing growers from all over Germany and Austria, we have a good feeling for the growing conditions of the vintage and what this points to in terms of...

Scheu to the World!

Scheu to the World!
WHAT’S SCHEUREBE, YOU ASK? Scheurebe (Sh-oy-Rey-Buh) is an oft-misunderstood and wonderful grape variety. A cross of Riesling and Bukettraube (Silvaner x Trollinger), Scheurebe is highly aromatic with bracing, Riesling-like acidity. In the right hands, it can produce wines in a...