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The WineBarn Tour of Germany July 2020 (Part 1)

Our MD Iris Ellmann recently embarked on the first part of her annual wine tour of Germany where she visited some of the wonderful winemakers that contribute to our portfolio. She shares her experience of the warm hospitality, stunning vineyards and exceptional food & wine.

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Three of the Best German Rieslings to Try this Spring

Of all the German grape varieties, none is more synonymous with fine German wine, than the noble Riesling. A true favourite of wine drinkers the world over, a good Riesling wine is elegant, rich in character, high in natural fruit acidity and has a racy freshness. It’s also expressive of its terroir and ages exceptionally well. Traditionally used to make sweet wines, Riesling’s versatility means it is now commonly used to make dry and sparkling white wines. Riesling originated in the heart of the Rhine valley. The grape's first documented existence was in 1435, in a cellar log from Germany's small Hessische Bergstrasse wine region, south-east of Rheingau. Due to its surge in popularity Riesling is now the country’s premier...

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Wine Tasting Events to Remember

The WineBarn have had a busy couple of days hosting tasting events - our Portfolio Tastings in Oxford & Cambridge, and a Fusion Tasting Dinner in collaboration with Kyoto Kitchen in Winchester. Two of our top winemakers - Markus Mleinek of Weingut Dr Heger and Uli Allendorf of Weingut Allendorf - were on hand to give a unique insight into their regions' unique climates & soils, grape varieties, cellar techniques and more.

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