Mosel 2020s, part 1 – VDP from B to O

Clemens Busch tying up vines above the Mosel

You didn't think a little thing like a global pandemic would prevent us from providing our usual German coverage, did you? Above, Clemens Busch ties up his Riesling vines high above the Mosel. See part 2 tomorrow, part 3 and part 4, as well as Michael's account of the 2020 growing season in Germany.

For the second year running COVID-19 prevented German wine producers from hosting fairs and presentations of their newly bottled wines from the latest vintage to the trade and public. In 2020, I bravely threw myself into the breach to taste as many wines as...