The return of the Weinbörse, part 1

Hall of the Mainzer Weinbörse 2022

Last month, for the first time since 2019, the VDP showed off its members' recent releases in Mainz. Some fine German Pinots are rated below. Part 2 (mainly Riesling) tomorrow.

Time is relative, Einstein theorised. Practical experience bears this out. Four years is irrelevant to the hills, but interminable for a couple separated while at university. And yet both perceptions are, in their own way, true.

Paul Michael Schäfer and his wife Simona Kruse of Weingut Burggarten

And so it was that Paul-Michael Schäfer and his wife Simona Kruse (above), both of Weingut Burggarten, found themselves standing behind their estate’s booth at the Mainzer Weinbörse, giddy with excitement. ‘We are incredibly...