Germany established its reputation long ago for the quality of its Mosel Rieslings, and although there was a hiccup at the end of the 20th century when exports were largely inferior varieties and sweeter styles, it has now reaffirmed its ability to produce some of the world’s best wines.
Germany wine regions:
- Hessische Bergstrasse
Decanter’s latest Germany content:
German Grosses Gewächs 2020 releases: the top wines
Anne Krebiehl MW reports from the social-distanced VDP Weinbörse 2020.
The revival of Sekt, Germany's signature sparkling wine
If you know where to look, there's lots to get excited about...
Weingut Markus Molitor Rieslings and Pinot Noirs
Tasting the styles of Riesling and Pinot Noir from this famous Mosel producer...
Dönnhoff: Profile and top wines rated
Some of Germany's top Rieslings...
Top buys from the German VDP wine tasting: 2018 whites & 2017 reds
Top German reds and whites from a recent tasting of over 1,000 wines...
Understanding Grosses Gewächs Riesling and wines to look for
High scoring wines and what GG means on labels...
Weingut Keller: Producer profile
A prominent name in the Rheinhessen since it was established in the late 18th century....
The excitement surrounding German Pinot Noir - ask Decanter
Anne Krebiehl MW on the rise of German Pinot Noir
Expert's Choice: German Riesling 2011
See tasting notes and drinking windows for German Rieslings from the 2011 vintage....
Germany to consume more wine than Italy by 2018, says Vinexpo
Germany will overtake Italy to become the world's third largest wine consuming nation within four years, according to a report that also predicts the US will cement its position as the world’s largest wine market and wine consumption in the UK is set to rebound.
Grape rotting fruit fly raises alarm in German vineyards
German winemakers have become the latest in Europe to raise concerns over an Asian fruit fly that causes grapes to rot in the vineyards.
Mosel Bridge fails to meet EU standards, says expert
Plans for the controversial Mosel bridge that would carry traffic through Germany's Riesling vineyards don't meet European Union building standards, according to an independent expert.
Mosel bridge safety concerns 'unfounded', says ministry
The local government responsible for the controversial Mosel bridge project in one of Germany's best-known wine regions has rebuffed safety concerns surrounding its building plans.
Mosel bridge protesters file criminal complaint
Campaigners opposed to the Mosel bridge project in Germany have filed a criminal complaint against the state-backed building plan, following more reports that experts believe it is unsafe.
2008 vintage guide for Germany
2008 vintage guide for Germany. Hallmarks are fine-boned body, vibrant acidity and ripe fruit flavours. Reds firm and juicy.
2007 vintage guide for Germany
2007 vintage guide for Germany. Outstanding wines in all quality levels, showing a fine balance of ripeness...
2006 vintage guide for Germany
2006 vintage guide for Germany. Looks like a classic vintage for those who waited before picking but those who didn't produced dilute wines.
2005 vintage guide for Germany
2005 vintage guide for Germany. The 2005 vintage is already acclaimed as being exceptionally good.
2004 vintage guide for Germany
2004 vintage guide for Germany. Fresh, fruity white wines with pronounced aromas; good colour and density are the hallmarks of this vintage’s red wines.
2003 vintage guide for Germany
2003 vintage guide for Germany. A great year for red wines—elegant and relatively ripe.
2002 vintage guide for Germany
2002 vintage guide for Germany. High levels of ripeness and fine acidity are the hallmarks of this vintage.
2001 vintage guide for Germany
2001 vintage guide for Germany. A great year: clean, concentrated, structured wines worthy of aging.
2000 vintage guide for Germany
2000 vintage guide for Germany. Early promise gave way to rain and widespread rot...
1999 vintage guide for Germany
1998 vintage guide for Germany
1997 vintage guide for Germany
1996 vintage guide for Germany
1995 vintage guide for Germany
1994 vintage guide for Germany