A Glass for All Seasons
Beautiful wine deserves a beautiful glass that shows its aromas and flavors off and is the right design for comfortable use. If you’re ready for a wine glass upgrade and need inspiration, check out what’s hot right now!
Will German Vineyards Be Too Hot for Riesling?
Famed for cool-climate reds and whites, are German wine regions starting to feel the impact of global climate change and what could it mean for your future glass of Riesling or Spätburgunder?
New York Wine and Food Festival
At a loose end this weekend? Start it early with the NYC WFF kicking off on Thursday and running through October 17th. With walk-around tastings, outdoor events, Master Classes, parties, brunches, and much more, there’s something to inspire everyone who loves fine food and wine!
US Shines in Top 50 Restaurants List!
Congratulations to the US restaurants that made it into the 2021 global top-50 list! Atomix, Cosme and Le Bernardin in New York, Atelier Crenn and Benu in San Francisco and Single Thread in Healdsburg. Since 2002, the 50 Best has showcased the diversity of the world’s culinary landscape. The US restaurants reflect this with seafood, Korean, Japanese, and French cuisine in the spotlight. Cheers to the winners!
7 Gorgeous German Wine Regions for Fall Getaways
Aaah – the charms of the German wine regions in the fall. Beautiful colors, crisp, cool air, delicious cuisine, and the finest red and wine whites available for tasting along picturesque wine routes. If you’re itching to get away, Germany has it all at this time of year!
Fine Nahe Riesling
With its fresh, tense palate and smoky, herby notes, Rotenberg GG from VDP estate Gut Hermannsberg is one of our favorite Rieslings. We can hardly wait to be back in the picturesque Nahe region so we can visit the winery’s charming old 1910 press house ̶̶ today a restaurant, guest house, and wine cellar ̶ and enjoy a glass of Riesling! Cheers!
The Best of Ahr Comes to the US
Ahr has been in the headlines because of this summer’s tragic floods but we’ve always had a special relationship with this exceptional German wine region – especially its Pinot Noir! We’re dedicated to bringing more Ahr wineries to the US consumer so if you’re a Spätburgunder fan, you’ll want to find out more about this unique area.
Upstate New York Fine Dining
In New York state, Manhattan gets the spotlight for high dining – but what’s going on upstate? Check out award-winning restaurants in Buffalo, Albany, and the Finger Lakes and enjoy a glass of local Riesling with a range of fine world cuisine!
Portable Pizza Ovens Pair With Wine!
A delicious Italian pizza is a perfect partner for an array of red and white wines. Now you can make your own Margherita or Quattro Formaggi on the go with an easy-to-use, portable pizza oven and enjoy it with a glass of your favorite wine!
Grape Harvest Festivals in the time of COVID19
It’s harvest time in Germany and this means wine festivals! While health restrictions mean they’re scaled down, vintners and wine-lovers are determined to celebrate the glorious grape harvest. Whether it’s a wine picnic in the meadows of Mosel, pop-up tastings in Hesse, or a night-time fest of open cellars in Bavaria, there’s plenty to enjoy in 2021!
Van Volxem 2020 Vintage
Van Volxem, situated in the Mosel’s Saar, has just launched its 2020 vintage at a chic event at its stunning winery. Find out more about its vast range of Riesling, Sekt, and White Burgundy!
Wine and Ice-cream Pairings
There’s been a revolution in wine and food pairing with unexpected combinations and it’s not uncommon to see suggestions for crisp acidic wines with fried fast food in place of more “culinary combos”. But wine and ice cream? You’d be surprised at how these two seemingly incompatible delights can pair to perfection!
VDP Grosses Gewächs 2021
We’re enjoying the news from the VDP Grosses Gewächs 2021 and are so excited to see so many top producers gaining momentum after last year’s spectacular results. Take a look at the background story!
Star Weissburgunder at Vorpremiere
VDP GG Vorpremiere has started with 170 critics tasting 400 wines including 21% Spätburgunder and 58% Riesling. Critics are already highlighting an amazing Kaiserstuhl Weissburgunder – namely, Dr. Heger – hinting that it may even be the best ever! It’s been tipped by der Schnutentunker as one of the best Baden GGs. If you want to try a new German grape, this could be the one for you!