keller in pettenthal 12 Apr

Keller: the paradigm beyond “GG” or “TBA”

Keller: the paradigm beyond “GG” or “TBA” 2016 Pettenthal Kabi /2016 Abtserde Spät (please note that these wines have sold out) If you want to make a “great” wine in the current German-wine hierarchy, you have two options. If you want to... View Post

20170324_131135 05 Apr

petnat ultra-light: introducing the brothers Brand

picture above right copyright Andreas Durst petnat ultra-light introducing the brothers Brand Pet Nat from Germany that tastes exactly like you’d hope it would. It’s like those you already know and love from France, but racier, leaner and more bracing…fresher.... View Post

20170130_141350_001 23 Feb

Spring 2017 Rosé Offering

Rosé offers are the wine world’s own special version of consumerism gone mad. Like Christmas displays at department stores, every year the shit comes earlier and earlier. Honestly, it’s a bit ludicrous and we all know it, but here we... View Post

JB-Becker-3 28 Dec

J.B. Becker cellar release

Please note the wines featured in this offer are sold out. I took one of my best friends to Becker’s – an artist/videographer whom I’ve known forever – and he put together what I think is simply a beautiful movie,... View Post

VB007-FINAL COVER 15 Dec

Germany 2015: the ripest coolest vintage

The 2015 vintage in Germany represents one of the most complete vintages of the last few decades. The wines have it all. But how? Read all about it and see a bunch of photographs of Stephen in his ridiculous winter... View Post

Lauer - alt keller 20 Dec

the single greatest article on the Mosel?

This is one of the greatest recent essays on the history of winemaking in the Mosel. It was written by Joachim Krieger, a scholar living Germany who we know by reputation only. The article was commissioned by the now-defunct Mosel Wine Merchant... View Post