I have not written about Reuscher-Haart wines in a while (mainly because I am out of their wines…which is a shame), an estate led by young and energetic winemaker Mario Schwang. The winery is very much into eco-sensitive wine making and the wines have never failed to impress me. The best thing about them is that they are also still very affordable. I wrote more about the winery here and compared their entry level Riesling here.
A couple of months ago, my fellow blogger Mariusz of Kawa & Vino (he also wrote a guest post for my summer blogging series, see here) asked me for some German wine recommendations. Reuscher-Haart was among the ones I suggested, because they fit a student budget. Over the last weeks, Mariusz has finally (!) gotten around to trying some and I liked his review so much that today I want to invite you to go and check it out. It is a beautiful hommage and gives you a second opinion which can always be helpful.
His article starts:
Although I live in Germany, for a long time our domestic Rieslings only rarely have been guests in my house. Rather I often tried those from Austria, Serbia, Czech Republic, France, and even Poland, with its first wine experiments since the World War II. There was no particular reason for this behavior, or maybe I was just not ready to appreciate the spectrum of expressive sweetness present in German Rieslings.
 Thanks for the invite!
 Check out the movie SOMM if you get the chance. Excellent!
I’ve been meaning to look into that movie! Will make it a priority now. Also, still haven’t seen A Year in Burgundy, which I desperately want to watch…
Saw Red Obsession over the weekend. It’s a documentary about China’s effect on high end french wines. Very interesting but at the same time disturbing how one market can affect an industry. See SOMM :)
Well, in all fairness, this is what the US market has done to Italian and French wines since the late 1970s and most importantly the 1980s…so it is not exactly new, it is just a repetition of how US buyers, who through Reaganomics were able to amass huge piles of money, distorted the market by paying incredibly high prices…
But then it was OK! HA just kidding. Very good and valid point.
Hahahaha. That reminds me of a guided tour I once did at the Demilitarized Zone in Korea and this American soldier guide kept going on and on and on about how horrible North Koreans are and mentioning all sorts of things that had been disproved…and the thing he found most egregious was the propaganda that North Korea was spreading…when we dared pointing out that what he was saying was propaganda as well, he gave us a puzzled look and said: “Well, yeah, but it’s GOOD propaganda…”
I’ll leave it at that…:D
thanks for passing on this connection. just curious – have you ever seen the film ‘mondo vino?’ saw it at the traverse city film fest a few years back and quite an interesting wine film. featured wineries from all over the world, from the tiniest to the conglomerates and the passion, the art, the ethics and the love of wine. big vs. small. great film.
No, I have not! Thanks for pointing that out. I will be looking for it. There are a couple of wine films that I want to watch (A Year in Burgundy, the new sommelier movie), and I will add this to my list. I think it is a fascinating topic: how wineries are run, who is behind it, how some can get by on a few acres, and others feel like they need thousands of acres…
great and i agree and i think you will enjoy it. also goes into the question of natural vs. chemically created/enhanced wines – interesting )
Thank you, Oliver! :)
Still feel horrible that I never finished my article for your summer series!
Please don’t! No worries, it all worked out fine, and I assume you had a great time. I can’t wait to hear about it in person!!