Thoroughly modern Germans


Thanks to fortuitous timing, last month I had the opportunity to taste wines from two German wine specialists: importer Iris Ellman's WineBarn and Joachim Binz and Marcus Pohl's Wineconsale. While the WineBarn is based in the UK, Wineconsale, which they say is not an agent or importer but rather a link in the chain between small producers and their partner importers around the world, resides in Germany. Their UK-based representative is German-born Claudia Pech, who originally imported the wines of some of the Wineconsale producers, eg Markus Schneider, via German Wine Agencies

With just one exception (Clemens Busch...