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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

Terry Theise Squawk Box: The 2014 Vintage in Germany

Two quotes are apropos. Some years ago Helmut Dönnhoff issued this little bon mot, which struck me as among the truest things I’ve heard said about wine. “If God were truly just, vintners could make each vintage twice.” And a few years later, Michi Moosbrugger at Schloss Gobelsburg said, (paraphrasing) “I’m less interested in good … Read More

Terry’s Squawk Box: The 2013 Vintage in Austria

No reason to be coy. For Riesling and Grüner Veltliner this is a classic vintage, a serious candidate for Greatness, and the best young crop I’ve tasted since the 1999s. They made me nostalgic, because I was carried back to the days of tasting those 90s vintages, at least the good ones, before everything got … Read More