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Piedmont Harvest Report: A Return to the Classics

Piedmont Harvest Report: A Return to the Classics
Every year many wine-lovers eagerly await the release of the current Piedmont vintage. The 2018 Barolos and 2019 Barbarescos are out and we’re here to tell you everything you need to know! Days of Tar & Roses While Barolo and...

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...

The 2021 Austria Vintage Report

The 2021 Austria Vintage Report
Above: Grapes during harvest at Schloss Gobelsburg in Kamptal, Austria. AUSTRIA 2021: EXTRAORDINARY BALANCE The 2021 vintage in Austria is outstanding, blending ripe fruit, good extract, and crisp acidity. As Michael Moosbrugger from Schloss Gobelsburg said, A cold winter and...

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...

The 2020 Austria Vintage Report

The 2020 Austria Vintage Report
Above: Ludwig Hiedler of Weingut Hiedler in the Kamptal. 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...

The 2019 Germany Vintage Report

The 2019 Germany Vintage Report
2019 is an exceptional vintage in Germany. It’s a vintage that has both excellent ripeness and bright, crisp acidity. It was not the easiest vintage on our grower’s nerves; the weather patterns were more extreme than previous years and varied...

The 2019 Austria Vintage Report

The 2019 Austria Vintage Report
Each year in early May we take an annual trip to Austria to taste the new vintage with our nineteen growers. The start of Spring is a wonderful time in Austria: asparagus is everywhere, wine country is lush and green,...