News Archives: Vintage Reports

Terry Theise’s 2016 Germany Vintage Report

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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

Terry Theise’s 2015 Austria Vintage Report

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We heard reports as early as January of this year that 2015 would be a great vintage. When the Austrian Wine Marketing Board rated 2015 a “Historic Vintage”, we were cautious, but optimistic. After tasting through the 2015 vintage with all of our growers several weeks ago we’re convinced that 2015 is indeed an extraordinary … Read More

Terry Theise’s 2015 Germany Vintage Report

Terry Theise's 2015 Germany Vintage Report

Terry has returned from Germany after tasting at over 30 estates from the Mosel to the Pfalz and his latest vintage report is in! How is 2015? It is the perfect vintage for its moment. The quick-and-dirty headline is, 2015 is very good, and it contains many great wines. 2015 presents as a strong, even … Read More

Terry Theise Squawk Box: The 2014 Vintage in Austria

Until late August it looked good, on schedule and plenty of it. Then it got rainy and clammy, and this was exactly the worst possible weather, and it didn’t let up for weeks. It rained and rained, and when the sun came out it was steamy, and any grapes with thin skins and tight bunches … Read More