Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

In praise of Mosel Fine Wines

This will just be a short note to direct your attention to Mosel Fine Wines, the “Independent Review of Mosel Riesling”.

In order to publish their several newsletters with tasting notes, harvest and weather reports, and special editions, Jean Fisch and David Rayer, two passionate Mosel riesling enthusiasts, travel up and down the Mosel river and try wines from top to smaller wineries all the time. I have been subscribing to their newsletter for a few years now, and they are invaluable treasure troves for anyone who likes German riesling. Particularly, I enjoy how they give weather reports for the different vintages, because I always forget how the weather was, even last year. They have charts of sugar and acidity levels to put vintages in perspective. Then they have special editions, e.g. on the famous Erdener Prälat vineyard, or they retasted the 2002 vintage.

Their descriptions are to the point and informative, and I appreciate their style. The best thing is that it is completely free. All you have to do is sign up with your email address and they will send you the newsletter as it comes out. They cooperate with Cellartrackers, so you can pull their reviews for your wines.

If you are into German riesling, more particularly rieslings from Mosel, Saar and Ruwer, go ahead and sign up. The newsletters come out every couple of months, so you are also not overflowed with information (although it takes me a while to digest their extensive tasting notes).


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