A first-timer's guide to Germany
26 Oct 2011 by Richard Hemming
When a forum thread entitled What German wine have you drunk this week?  gets well over 200 replies, you can be pretty sure you are among ardent Deutschophiles. Yet Germany remains a daunting prospect for those less well versed in its diverse vinous universe - myself included. So my first ever visit to the country this September was set to put that straight. This article, then, is an introduction to seven of the producers I visited, chosen by me on this jaunt organised by the generic organisation Wines of Germany. It outlines the style of each, followed by tasting notes taken in situ . I hope that it will prove useful to those...

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