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  • Jancis Robinson
  • Richard Hemming MW
Written by
  • Jancis Robinson
  • & Richard Hemming MW
25 May 2015

Master of Wine Caro Maurer is one of Germany's most popular wine authorities. If you speak German, you can find out more about her from her website. If you don't, listen to my five-minute interview of her in the private dining room of The Quality Chop House in Clerkenwell, London, which she visited recently at the end of a day's judging for the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015. Her teeth were impressively pristine. 

Incidentally, we have added captions where we think the meaning may not be 100% clear. At 1'46" the caption should of course be written not Grosslage, one of those questionable giant vineyard amalgamations, but Grosse Lage, the sort of grand cru vineyard from whose fruit a Kabinett - or any other Prädikat such as Spätlese or Auslese - may now be made. Until recently only dry Grosses Gewächs wines could be made from Grosse Lagen. When developing German wine's new nomenclature, the VDP (the top-growers' association) really should have realised how easily such confusions could arise...

If you enjoyed this brief encounter (why do I always look so serious?), you might also like another recent one with Walter Speller. My thanks to Richard Hemming, who is both cameraman and director of these video interviews. Many more to come.