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    Mythos Mosel 2018 – VDP members

    This is the first of three detailed reports based on Michael's recent tastings of Mosels, mainly from the 2017 vintage. This picture of a foggy Mosel…

    18 Jul 2018 Michael Schmidt
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    Howard Ripley's German 2017s

    To complement Michael's reports on his tastings in Germany – see this guide to our coverage of the small, frost-reduced but high-quality German 2017…

    26 Jun 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Pfalz, Ahr and a few Franken 2017s

    Following my reports on 2017s from Rheinhessen and Nahe plus Württemberg, this is the final report on the three-day Weinbörse tasting event hosted by…

    19 Jun 2018 Michael Schmidt
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    Guide to our coverage of 2017 German wines

    We will continue to add reports on this frost-shrunk vintage and tasting notes on the wines. In this list the most recently published articles are at…

    12 Jun 2018 Team JR
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    Nahe and Württemberg 2017s

    Every year in Mainz on the last weekend in April, the German premium wine growers’ association, the VDP, hosts a first comprehensive show of the new…

    12 Jun 2018 Michael Schmidt
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    Keller GG 2017s from barrel

    We have recently been discussing in this thread on our forum the contentious subject of when tasting notes on Grosse Gewächse wines may be published.…

    11 Jun 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Keller 2017s from cask

    This article, devoted mainly to the latest vintage tasted in the cellars of the superstar of Rheinhessen, kicks off a week here at…

    2 Apr 2018 Julia Harding MW
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    Germany's record-breaking 2017 vintage

    The 2017 vintage in Germany broke not just one record but three. In many regions it was not only the earliest but also the smallest harvest in living…

    5 Dec 2017 Michael Schmidt
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    VDP 2016s part 2 - Nahe and Franken

    For full details of our coverage of the excellent 2016 vintage in Germany, see this guide.Jancis writes Michael's introduction to Germany's 2016…

    21 Jun 2017 Michael Schmidt
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    Frost damage in German vineyards

    Early budding followed by very cold nights - set to continue this week - has left many European vines susceptible to dangerous spring frost damage.…

    24 Apr 2017 Michael Schmidt