The wine world's secret – fine German wine

3 decades glasses at 67 Pall Mall

Great, underpriced Pinot Noir. Great dry whites that age beautifully and don’t fight with food. What’s not to like? Above, the St James Room at 67 Pall Mall in London after a tasting designed to trounce the doubters. Not a drop left! See also German Riesling and Pinot - cellar candidates.

On International Riesling Day, 13 March 2023, I had the pleasure of attending not just the most exciting tasting in the UK of German wine that I can remember, but also a tasting that evening to celebrate what was decreed to be Riesling’s 588th birthday.

This celebration was...