​German vintage 2018 – best ever?


No shortage of enthusiasm for 2018 from our German specialist. 

It would probably be the understatement of the year to say that 2018 has been a good year for German vine growers. After one of the smallest harvests for years in 2017 with just 7.5 million hl, 2018 more than made up for that shortfall with an estimated 10.7 million hl, way above the 8.763 million hl annual average for the last 10 years. 

But it’s not only the quantity that is bringing a smile to producers’ faces but also the quality. Whereas in most years we are used to...