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Germany 2009 - not just for Riesling
22 Feb 2011 by Michael Schmidt
The 2010 German harvest was severely reduced in terms of quantity produced, and the quality prospects for the dry white Grosse Gewächse 2010s are expected to be on a more modest scale than their counterparts from 2009, so I suspect that the latter will not be around much longer and it would be wise to buy what you need soon. Every year in the last week of August the Vereinigung Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (the VDP, ie the association of German premium wine producers) provides trade and wine critics with the first opportunity to assess its Grosse Gewächse (grand crus) of the previous vintage in Wiesbaden. Since the...

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