Germany – Unique Wines from the Heart of Europe with Caro Maurer MW

Summary:  Some of the steepest vineyards in the world, one of the coolest climates and the most delicate grape varieties: All these superlatives allow Germany to produce world class wines which are so unique because of their origin. This session will present the six wine regions of the Northwest: Ahr, Mosel, Mittelrhein, Nahe, Rheingau and Rheinhessen. After a general introduction topics

Germany’s “Other Half”: Baden, Württemberg, Franconia, and the Pfalz with Valerie Kathawala

Summary:  Even away from the textbook regions of the Mosel and Rhine, Germany’s wine culture flourishes. Riesling and slate are less dominant, a wider array of varieties and terroirs step into the spotlight, all defined more by proximity to forests and mountains than rivers thanks to their comparatively warmer climates. Underestimated, sometimes even by the Germans themselves, these are four large yet very distinct regions

Riesling: Germany’s Global Grape with Valerie Kathawala

Summary:  Riesling isn’t the first grape we think of when considering “international varieties.” Yet it thrives from the suntraps of Napa Valley to the cool valleys of the Antipodes. In this WSG Live, we will briefly examine the origins of Riesling, trace its early spread through Germany, and then zero in on the surprising range of regions where it thrives today: Alsace, Austria, Luxembourg, Northern Italy, the U.S. West Coast, Michigan, and New York, as well as Australia