UK Press Quotes
  • 1 March 2018
    Lisa Riley, Harpers Wine & Spirit

    Having successfully shed its misconceived reputation as a cheap sweet tipple, in line with German wine in general working on restoring its reputation, Riesling's popularity with Brits is going from strength to strength. […] Away from Riesling, Weissburgunder and Grauburgunder are rapidly gaining greater acceptance as buyers appreciate both the quality and price that regions such as the Pfalz and the Rheinhessen can offer.

  • 21 April 2018
    Jancis Robinson, The Financial Times

    I have been following the evolution of German Pinot Noir keenly and was thrilled by the quality on show at the recent ABS/Ripley tasting. […] Buy German Pinot Noir now before it follows burgundy into the unaffordable stratosphere.

  • 20 May 2018
    Will Lyons, The Sunday Times

    It's not just Burgundy and California that are making a name for themselves with pinot noir - the winemakers of Germany have really taken to this grape variety, producing some desirable lighter styles.

  • 2 February 2018
    Richard Allisette, Guernsey Press & Star

    In the hands of one of the best German growers from one of the great vineyards overlooking the Mosel or Rhine rivers, Riesling produces some of the most sublime white wines on earth.

  • 7 January 2018
    Susy Atkins, Stella

    Rieslings from Germany's cool Mosel region are arguably the best naturally light wines of all.

  • 1 December 2017
    Elin McCoy, Decanter

    The country's [Germany’s] whites are supremely food-friendly. While premature oxidation plagues older white Burgundies, great aged rieslings are amazingly consistent, and usually bargains. Not to mention the quality of recent vintages.

  • 1 November 2017
    Anne Krebiehl, The Drinks Business

    What has happened to German Sekt in the past decade is nothing short of amazing. Winemakers have re-discovered the possibilities of quality sparkling wine, […] there is now a significant and growing niche of fine Sekt. On every trip I discover more worthwhile fizz.

  • 20 October 2017
    Melanie McDonagh, Spectator Online

    German wine is generally regarded by the wine trade as a bargain; wine writers drink German Gewürztraminer by choice. It's received wisdom that a good German Pinot Noir gives the best French burgundies a run for their money.

  • 17 October 2017
    Gus Pollard, The Buyer

    I think German wine already offers so much to wine lovers, and as a region in general it is without a doubt already responsible for (and has been for a long time) producing some of the finest quality wines in the world.

  • 14 October 2017
    Fiona Beckett, The Guardian

    Regions noted for their white wines can also produce appealing reds, and Germany is the prime current example. […] Expect more where that came from: German reds are on a roll.

  • 1 October 2017
    Mark Andrew, Noble Rot

    From Austria and Alsace to South Australia and New Zealand, Riesling is a success all over the world. And yet, all roads still lead back to its German homeland. Their off-dry and sweet wines have always been world-class, but now dry German Rieslings, so long regarded as an afterthought by many producers, have come of age and rank among the world's most accomplished wines.

  • 1 September 2017
    Margaret Rand, Decanter Magazine

    Life, for German Riesling growers, should be one long hurrah. The world is moving away from obvious oak and high alcohol; and 'minerality' is the most popular word in the contemporary wine lexicon. All these things should have the Riesling growers of the Mosel and Rheingau, Pfalz and Rheinhessen bouncing out of bed each morning with cries of joy.

  • 6 August 2017
    Alex Lloyd, The People

    German Wines are excellent, especially the deliciously fruity and crisp Riesling and Muller-Thurgau in the region of Franconia.

  • 11 July 2017
    Sam Ownes, Cambridge Edition

    Germany is arguably the place to look for the world’s loveliest off-dry white wines. When you get the balance right between relatively high acidity and sugar in a wine, the effects can be stunning. The Mosel Valley is Germany’s second most northerly wine region, and has managed to perfect this balancing act ever since the Romans rocked up and started planting vines a couple of thousand years ago.

  • 23 June 2017
    Matthew Jukes, Money Week

    Nothing compares to the swooningly pretty wines made in the Mosel. Here, you are not confronted with bone-dry acidity as you are with the Aussie creations, but with silky, gossamer-smooth, fruity tones, water-white colours and graceful aromatics.

  • 17 June 2017
    Rose Murray Brown, The Scotsman

    If you like dry whites with zesty ripeness and mouthwatering acidity, it’s time to discover Germany’s dry Rieslings.

  • 1 May 2017
    Andrew Catchpole, Harpers Wine & Spirit

    What really impressed on a recent Harpers buyers' trip was just how far German wines have evolved, in terms of renewed focus on quality and crisp, engaging presentation, with generations of younger (and older) producers honing back in on terroir and tradition, while delivering a wholly modern and even funky approach to their wines.

  • 16 April 2017
    Will Lyons, The Sunday Times

    Regions such as the Pfalz and Mosel made their name producing eye-catching dry and off-dry Rieslings, that are marked by nimble acidity and luscious fruit. Look closer and you will find their winemakers are adopting one of the most popular grapes in the world: Sauvignon Blanc. Some examples are distinguished enough to pique the interest of the most curious wine lover.

  • 07 April 2017
    Jane Parkinson, The Wine Merchant

    To say I was pleasantly surprised by the Spätburgunders we tasted at Top 50 this year is an understatement. Not in terms of quality, because I’m familiar with that, and confident that Germany already makes excellent Pinot Noir. The surprise came with the number of as yet unimported wines we tasted that had a much better quality-to-price ratio than people typically expect of Spätburgunder.

  • 05 March 2017
    Jamie Goode, Sunday Express

    Riesling is an underrated grape variety… it’s the grape that’s behind some seriously delicious, fresh, fruit-driven wines.

  • 11 December 2016
    Damian Barr, The Sunday Times, (UK)

    I’ve been converted to German Pinot Noir this year: it’s darker, richer and has something of the farm about it, something good. Maybe it’s the sweetness of the stable, just right for nativity season. It’s normally pricy, but you can cater for a party with Marks & Spencer’s Stepp Pinot Noir 2015. Do enjoy telling people it’s German.

  • 03 October 2016
    Zeren Wilson, Evening Standard (UK)

    Wines to order to make sommeliers love you? Dry German Riesling. Great value/quality ratio, beloved by the wine trade.

  • 01 September 2016
    Jamie Goode, (UK)

    There are just so many good German wines now, and the roll call of top producers is growing steadily. Many of the wines are just so affordable, too, considering their quality.

  • 24 August 2016
    Harry Eyres, Country Life (UK)

    Riesling’s true and original homeland in the valleys of the Mosel, Saar, Rhine and Nahe. The wines from the steep slopes above those rivers are still the most exquisite, piquant and nuanced Rieslings of all; they offer remarkable value compared to other top wines.

  • 08 March 2016
    Helen McGinn, The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club (UK)

    Good German Riesling is very good at balancing. Specifically, it manages to balance amazing freshness with intense fruit flavours.