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Flatiron’s Guide to German Wine

Flatiron’s Guide to German Wine

Few other wine countries garner the passionate, cult-like following that Germany does. Its fans—us among them—dissect and detail every village and vineyard, every bottle and producer—and yet, strangely, it’s often misunderstood and underappreciated by the greater wine-drinking public.

Well, we’re not afraid to say it: Germany is one of the world’s greatest wine countries, and we’re here to show you why.

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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 1: Introduction to the Wines of Germany

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 1: Introduction to the Wines of Germany

We set out to write this Flatiron Guide to German Wines to explain not just why the wine geeks go so nutty for all things Deutsch, and not just why German wines are among the best wines for the super-casual wine drinker.

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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 2: Germany’s Wine History

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 2: Germany’s Wine History

As evidenced by wine presses found in the town of Trier in the Mosel. The skills of viticulture and vinification were most likely introduced by the Romans. Grape varieties were probably a combination of introduced cuttings and domesticated wild vines that were suitable for winemaking
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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 3: A Handy Guide to Decoding German Wine Labels

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 3: A Handy Guide to Decoding German Wine Labels

The Germans have been making wine for centuries, but ​there has never been a better time to jump in and discover the magic this country has to offer
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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 4: An Overview of Germany’s Climate and Grape Varieties

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 4: An Overview of Germany’s Climate and Grape Varieties

Germany is invariably associated with Riesling, but the reality is that this country is home to a huge number of grape varieties and styles of wine. Part of that is thanks to Germany’s particular climate and terroirs, along with the country’s exceptional winemakers.

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Answers to Every German Wine Question You’ve Ever Had

Answers to Every German Wine Question You’ve Ever Had

We’ve got the answers to some of your most frequently asked German wine questions, but if you’re looking for more on the wines of Germany, visit Flatiron’s Guide to German Wine.
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Why You Should Be Drinking Off-Dry and Sweet German Wines

Why You Should Be Drinking Off-Dry and Sweet German Wines

If you were tempted to stop reading the minute you read the words “sweet wine,” hear us out—no other region in the world does wines with residual sugar like Germany. The country’s off-dry and sweet wines—most of which are crafted from the Riesling grape—can be exceptionally delicate, wildly complex
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Germany Beyond Riesling: A Guide to Germany’s Other Grape Varieties

Germany Beyond Riesling: A Guide to Germany’s Other Grape Varieties

Many think that Germany and Riesling are one and the same, and it’s true that Riesling is Germany’s most-planted grape variety. And while it’s no secret that we are big Riesling fans, there’s so much more to German wine.
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Our Complete Guide to the Loire Valley

Our Complete Guide to the Loire Valley

Peruse this guide with a delicious glass of wine. And keep an eye out, this guide will be updated with more and more as we continue our journey through the Loire!
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Guide to the Lower Loire: Muscadet and the Pays Nantais

Guide to the Lower Loire: Muscadet and the Pays Nantais

The Lower Loire is the last wine region the Loire River passes through on its way to the Atlantic ocean. Home to Muscadet -- one of the most perfect dry white wines for shellfish and more --- the Lower Loire could be the single greatest value region for white wines in the world
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Guide to Anjou-Saumur

Guide to Anjou-Saumur

This is the last stop before we hit the Atlantic region of the Pays Nantais, and Anjou-Saumur is where you can really feel things start to shift. 
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The Regions of Chablis

The Regions of Chablis

We firmly believe that a Chablis a day keeps the doctor away (note: this message is not approved by medical doctors in any way), and each of Chablis’ appellations has the right wine for one of those days.
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