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Silvaner's 350th - videos
1 May 2009 by Jancis Robinson
The celebrations of the 350th anniversary of the first written record of Silvaner in Germany trailed in Pommersfelden - Franken holiday home were hghly visual. Below are four short films of the lead up to the tasting of Great Silvaner - no oxymoron. In the first, the current Count Castell-Castell explains exactly why 1659 is such a key date, in the building on his estate that is completely devoted to the archives of this powerful family with interests in farming, forestry, banking - and wine. You'll see such wine writers as Bernard Burschty of La Revue du Vin de France , Arne Ronold MW of the Norwegian Vinforum , and David...

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