Germany 2013 Vintage: The Beauty of Contrast

There's been some intense discussion about the 2013 vintage in Germany. Reviews and notes from reputable sources have been published—try View from the Cellar and Mosel Fine Wines—and prominent importers Terry Theise, Rudi Wiest, and Vom Boden have all offered their perspectives. These are all very good resources offering balanced perspectives on the conditions of the vintage, and how the wines appear to be out of the gate. Empirically, it takes time to taste and evaluate a vintage, and oftentimes the market demands we skip to conclusions far sooner than what is ideal for a fair assessment. Challenging vintages like 2013 give me pause to wonder whether the concept of a "perfect vintage" is ... Read More »

Coming Up, This Week’s Newsletter….

Just a reminder that our weekly newsletter comes out tomorrow.  Among other things, we'll be offering a library release from Mayacamas and the great but increasingly hard-to-find Champagnes of Agrapart.  Please sign up at the top of our home page if you haven't already done so!  Newsletter subscribers get special discounts and a first crack at hard-to-get wine that will probably sell out even before it appears on our web site... Read More »